The Jacksonville Jaguars were pretty proactive when it came to acquiring talent this offseason. They made several signings in free agency and came out of the 2021 NFL Draft with nine players. However, the Jags don’t much to show for and are currently 2-10. The coaching staff deserves a fair share of the blame for the team’s lack of wins this season.
On the other hand, the Jaguars counted on several players to contribute this season but haven’t lived up to expectations. In particular, these five have seen their stock crash beyond repair.
No. 1 Jaguars player whose stock has crashed – Tre Herndon
You have probably heard that the best ability in the NFL is availability and unless you are Aaron Rodgers or Patrick Mahomes, you can always lose your job if you miss time. That’s precisely what happened to Jaguars slot cornerback Tre Herndon who has dealt with an MCL injury since the preseason.
Herndon made his regular-season debut in Week 4 but his performance over the next three weeks left much to be desired and was eventually benched for Rudy Ford, who had no experience lining up in the slot. You can even make the case that Herndon returned sooner than he should have. Even though he was active in Weeks 12 and 13, he didn’t get any defensive snaps and was relegated to special teams. Furthermore, he was inactive from Weeks 9 to 11.
Even since Ford took over, Herndon has seen his playing time decrease and it’s unlikely he will get a big workload this season unless the Jaguars’ secondary is ravaged with injuries. The four-year cornerback is set to become a free agent in the offseason, so this may be the last five weeks he wears the Black and Teal.