It may be time for Jacksonville Jaguars to move on from Taven Bryan.
When the Jaguars used the 29th overall selection in 2018’s draft on defensive tackle Taven Bryan, they probably expected him to be the icing on a formidable defense that had reached the AFC Championship the year before.
However, Bryan hasn’t turned into the force the team’s brass hoped and has been a non-factor during his three-year tenure in Jacksonville. In 48 games, the Florida product has amassed 71 total tackles (11 for a loss), 3.5 sacks, and one forced fumble. Meanwhile, players that were drafted after the defensive tackle such as quarterback Lamar Jackson and linebacker Darius Leonard have become key contributors for their respective franchises.
Last season, Bryan had a hard time cracking the lineup and things may not get any easier for him in 2021 with DaVon Hamilton and Doug Costin on the roster. This is why parting ways with the former first-round pick may be in everybody’s best interest.
Bryan will get the chance to have a fresh start somewhere else and the Jaguars’ can save $1.59 million by releasing him. Granted, the team won’t save much money, but they can offer the roster spot to someone who can have a bigger impact.