Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 training camp preview: Safeties

Daniel Thomas #20 of the Jacksonville Jaguars enters the field (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andrew Wingard #42 and Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell #15 (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports) /

Here are all the safeties listed on the Jaguars’ roster, per the team’s official website:

  • Andrew Wingard
  • Jarrod Wilson
  • Andre Cisco
  • Rudy Ford
  • Rayshawn Jenkins
  • Josh Jones
  • Daniel Thomas

The team has a nice mix of young and veteran safeties. The elder of the group is Jarrod Wilson, who’s been with the Jaguars since 2016. That year, the Michigan product went undrafted and hardly played in his rookie campaign. However, he worked his way up the depth chart and made his first start in 2018. The team gave him a three-year contract worth $9 million in 2019. Since then, he’s appeared in 28 games and has logged 188 total tackles, ten tackles for a loss, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble, and three interceptions.

After playing just 18 percent of the Jaguars’ defensive snaps in 2019, Andrew Wingard saw his playing time more than double last season. Moreover, he snagged a career-high two interceptions. Josh Jones also saw a significant amount of playing time due to all the injuries the team suffered at the position. The 2017 second-round pick didn’t play particularly well but the team liked him enough that they brought him back.

Rayshawn Jenkins was a fifth-round of the Los Angeles Chargers and was one of the Jags’ biggest acquisitions this offseason. He’s appeared in 31 games and has registered five interceptions over the last two seasons. The team’s brass expects him to make an impact right out of the gate. Jenkins will mostly start next to Wilson in the season opener against the Houston Texans.