4 Jaguars who can’t be counted on to contribute in 2022

Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars at 2021's draft party (Imagn Images photo pool)
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A.J. Cann #60 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

Turnover on an NFL roster is inevitable from one year to another due to the presence of the salary cap. Having said that, some teams make more changes than others and the Jacksonville Jaguars will need to upgrade several positions this upcoming offseasons if they want to win more games in 2022.

The Jags are currently 2-14 and in danger of losing 15 games in back-to-back seasons if they lose to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 18. One of the big reasons Jacksonville hasn’t been many games in the last four years is their inability to acquire or keep players. Both the current and past front offices have done a poor job of replenishing the roster and players that shouldn’t be starters have taken on significant roles for the team in 2021. In particular, the Jaguars could be in trouble if they count on these four next season.

No. 1 player the Jaguars can’t count on in 2022 – A.J. Cann, RG.

Right guard A.J. Cann has been a staple of the Jaguars’ offensive line since 2015, the year they made him a third-round pick in the NFL Draft. He’s participated in 95 games with 94 starts but his time in Jacksonville might have come to an end.

Cann suffered a season-ending injury in Week 4 and is set to become a free agent in 2022. During his absence, Ben Bartch has stepped in at right guard. With his replacement already on the roster, it may not make sense to keep Cann. Keep in mind that he’s never been an above-average player and has posted a Pro Football Focus grade higher than 70.0 just once in his career. If there’s a good time to move on from him, it will be this upcoming offseason.