After years of futility, the Jacksonville Jaguars decided to clean house and start a rebuild after the conclusion of the 2020 season. They let head coach Doug Marrone go and hired Urban Meyer to take his place. They also promoted Trent Baalke from director of player personnel to general manager.
Together, Meyer and Baalke revamped the roster, moving on from players that didn’t fit their vision and bringing others that have gone on to become key contributors. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin, wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. and return specialist Jamal Agnew fit that category. Also, the team used the first overall pick in the 2021 draft to select Trevor Lawrence, who may be the long-term answer at quarterback.
On the other hand, there is a handful of players that haven’t had the impact the Jaguars probably expected and have played a role in their 1-6 record. In particular, these five players have offered almost nothing in 2021.
Jaguars player that has offered almost nothing No. 1 – WR Tyron Johnson
Wide receiver Tyron Johnson showed promise in 2020, hauling in 20 receptions for 398 yards and three touchdowns. That’s why it was a bit shocking to see the Los Angeles Charges waive him during the last round of roster cuts ahead of the 2021 season.
The Jaguars wasted no time and claimed the Oklahoma St. product. At the time, it looked like they had gotten a player that was trending up but Johnson has been a non-factor this season. He’s played in just 12 percent of Jacksonville’s offensive snaps and has caught just two targets for 16 yards.
You could argue that Johnson’s lack of familiarity with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s system might have been a factor in his reduced role early in the season but he’s got enough time to learn it and still isn’t getting playing time.