Jaguars player whose stock has plummeted No. 5 – TE Jacob Hollister
The Jaguars had several opportunities to upgrade their tight end this offseason but didn’t properly do it. After releasing Tyler Eifert, it looked like the team’s brass would pursue someone like Jonnu Smith or Hunter Henry in free agency. Instead, they signed Chris Manhertz, an asset in short-yardage and goal situations but far from a deep threat in the passing game.
The Jaguars also drafted Luke Farrell and gave Tim Tebow the chance to try out. Heading into the regular season, it was clear the team needed help at the position. Tebow was released in the first round of offseason roster cuts while Farrell is a developmental project at this point of his career. Thus, Jacksonville signed Jacob Hollister after he was let go by the Buffalo Bills.
If the Jaguars acquired the Wyoming product, it was because they thought he would contribute but he’s hardly played. Hollister was inactive the first two weeks of the regular season and he had a costly drop that became an interception in Week 3. His lack of impact most likely played a role in the Jaguars’ decision to trade for Dan Arnold to shore up their tight end room.
Arnold caught two passes for 29 yards in his debut with the Black and Teal in Week 4. He also got more snaps than Hollister and that won’t probably change soon. It was unrealistic to expect Hollister to play at an All-Pro level but to say that he’s underperformed is an understatement.