Jacksonville Jaguars – Potential cut candidate No. 1: OG Andrew Wylie
Guard isn’t a position of need for the Jaguars in 2021. In fact, you could argue that left guard Andrew Norwell and right guard A.J. Cann have done a good job holding their ground the last few seasons.
Norwell is arguably coming off his best season in Jacksonville. In 2020, he allowed just 15 total pressures and three sacks. Moreover, he posted a Pro Football Focus pass-blocking grade of 80.3, the third-highest in his seven-year career. Cann also played at a high level, giving up just two sacks and earning a 69.0 PFF overall grade. In addition, he was named the most underrated player on the Jaguars’ roster.
The Jaguars need to be ready in case either one misses time in 2021. They brought back veteran Tyler Shatley this offseason and Ben Bartch showed flashes in his rookie campaign. However, they could benefit from bringing an offensive lineman with experience, maybe someone like Kansas City offensive guard Andrew Wylie who has appeared in 41 games with 35 starts over the last three seasons.
After going undrafted in 2017, the East Michigan product signed with the Indianapolis Colts and spent time with the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Rams before settling with the Chiefs late in the 2017 season. Wylie could be on the outside looking in, according to beat writer Adam Teicher of ESPN.
With Laurent Duvernay-Tardif returning after opting out last season and Joe Thuney’s arrival, there may not be a spot for Wylie in the starting lineup. If Kansas City parts ways with him, the Jaguars should kick the tires on him.