The Jacksonville Jaguars went 3-14 in 2022. They might have won a few more games if they had a competent head coach in place, and not Urban Meyer, but the dearth of playmakers also played a big role. That’s why the Jags got to work and added several players in free agency. They will have the chance to continue revamping the roster in the 2022 NFL Draft.
All this turnover means the Jaguars will look very different in 2022 and several players that were on the roster last year may be playing their last season in Jacksonville. Here are five players who could be entering their last year with the Jags.
1. player who could be entering last year with the Jaguars – CJ Beathard.
The Jaguars raised a few eyebrows when they signed C.J. Beathard to a two-year deal last season. Sure, they had set their sights on Trevor Lawrence but they had a competent quarterback with starting experience in Gardner Minshew, so it seemed unnecessary.
In the end, Minshew got traded before the start of the 2022 season and Beathard became the Jags’ primary backup. The 2017 third-round pick only played seven snaps and attempted two passes in 2021, going 2-of-2 for 33 yards. This is a good thing because you always want your starting quarterback to take all the snaps and if your backup has to enter the game, it’s because your starter is either underperforming or hurt.
Having said that, Beathard should be able to hold the fort if Lawrence were to miss a few games in 2022. However, 2023 is another deal, as he’s entering the last year of his contract and could look for a change of scenery. Also, the Jags could draft a quarterback and groom him to become a backup, so nothing is set in stone for Beathard.