3 Jaguars that could have a diminished role in 2021

Head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars Urban Meyer (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have done a good job of revamping their roster this offseason. Many of the playmakers they added in free agency and 2021’s draft will have a big impact this upcoming season. This means that many players that had a significant role in 2020 may see their production decrease.

The Jags drafted Trevor Lawrence with the first overall selection in this year’s selection meeting. Heading into the 2021 season, it looks like he will the team’s starting quarterback in Week1, barring a setback or a major injury. This leaves incumbent Garder Minshew as the primary backup at the position (if he isn’t traded).

Other players are set to start in on Day 1 of the 2021 season but could lose their job if they underperform. Jacksonville applied the franchise tag on left tackle Cam Robinson this offseason. The Alabama product will have a chance to earn a multi-year extension but if he falters, the team might not hesitate to plug rookie Walker Little in his place.

Also, there’s a new regime in place. The team’s brass won’t be afraid to display a preference towards the players they brought. Think of Tim Tebow. Even though the 2010 first-round pick may not be as talented as any of the tight ends on the roster, he’s being given a legitimate chance to make the team. Meanwhile, players that are set to become free agents or didn’t have much playing time last season may have a difficult time carving a niche. Here are three players that could see their role decrease in 2021.