Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 players that won’t probably be back in 2022
After a long stretch of futility, the Jacksonville Jaguars decided to undergo a rebuild. They fired head coach Doug Marrone after the 2020 season and hired Urban Meyer to take his place. Also, they made Trent Baalke their general manager after giving David Caldwell the pink slip last year.
Together, Meyer and Balke have given the roster a makeover. They moved on from players that don’t fit the vision and brought others that do. They have made several additions throughout the year but their work is far from over. In spite of all the signings and trades they made, one offseason was not enough to acquire enough talent to compete on a consistent basis.
The Jaguars have experienced plenty of turnover in 2021 and it looks like that won’t stop next year. Sure, the 2021 Jaguars look better than their 2020 counterpart but there are several position groups that could use a boost. The secondary, the wide receiver corps, the offensive line, and the defensive front all could use upgrades.
Without further ado, here are five players that won’t likely be back with the team in 2022.
Jacksonville Jaguars player that won’t be back No. 1 – A.J. Cann
Right guard A.J. Cann has been a fixture of the Jaguars’ offensive line since 2015, appearing in 95 games with 94 starts. The South Carolina product has been solid for most of his career but 2021 hasn’t been kind to him. He allowed a staggering seven pressures in the season opener and has a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 45.5, the lowest in his seventh-year career.
Cann suffered a knee injury in Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals and promptly landed on the injured reserve list. He’s set to become a free agent next offseason. The Jaguars could plug in second-year offensive lineman Ben Bartch at right guard or sign an upgrade in free agency.