4 Jaguars who could be playing their final game for the franchise

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Jacksonville Jaguars offensive guard Andrew Norwell #68 at TIAA Bank Field. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports) /

Before the Jacksonville Jaguars can devote all their attention to their head coaching search, they need to face off the Indianapolis Colts in Week 18. Once the game is over, the Jags can go into full offseason mode and focus on making upgrades to their roster.

Just like any other NFL team, the Jaguars will undergo some level of turnover in 2022, and Week 18 could be the last time these four players don the Black and Teal.

No. 1 player who could sing swan song with Jaguars – Andrew Norwell, OG.

Back in 2018, the Jags made Andrew Norwell the highest-paid guard in the league when they gave him a five-year $66.5 million contract. At the time, the investment made sense since he was coming off an All-Pro campaign with the Carolina Panthers.

While Norwell hasn’t gotten another All-Pro designation, he’s been one of the most consistent offensive linemen during his tenure in Jacksonville. However, all good things must come to an end and the Ohio State product could be playing his last game with the Jaguars. His original deal was supposed to expire after the 2022 season but he restructured his contract last year and is now set to become a free agent this upcoming offseason.

Fellow guard A.J. Cann is also set to hit the open market, and the Jaguars need to make upgrades to the offensive line. Norwell’s performance dropped in the second half of the 2021 season. Also, who can forget the infamous whirly bird?. Nevertheless, keeping Norwell would provide some continuity up front and would allow the front to address other positions. He’s still 30 and most likely has plenty of gas left in the tank but it will be up to the new regime to make a decision.