4 Jaguars players who could earn massive contract extensions in 2023
The Jacksonville Jaguars were among the teams with the most cap space this offseason and they wasted no time making good use of it, going on a shopping spree in free agency. The fact that they didn’t face any tough decisions with their own players helped but next year might be a bit different.
The Jags are set to be around $18 million over the cap next year, per Over The Cap. The top brass will surely find a way to get out of the red in time with some smart accounting. And one thing that could give them some breathing room is giving players new deals to lower their cap hit in 2023. With that in mind, here are four Jaguars that could earn a massive contract extension next offseason.
No. 4 Jaguars player who may get a contract extension: DaVon Hamilton, DT
The 2020 season is one the Jaguars would surely like to forget. They were off to a great start, beating the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. However, they failed to win another game that year and finished with the worst record in the league. Having said that, not everything was doom and gloom and there are a few bright spots. Yes, you need to scratch the bottom of the barrel to find them but there were definitely good things, including the play of defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton.
A third-round selection in the 2020 draft, Hamilton was part of the defensive line rotation from Day 1 and was eventually promoted to the starting lineup. He got progressively better as the year progressed before a knee injury cut his rookie campaign short. The former Ohio State Buckeye was back in 2021 and was again a key cog in Jacksonville’s defensive front.
Hamilton should get even better in Year 3 and with Adam Gotsis and Malcom Brown scheduled to walk away next year, he might get an even bigger role up front. This could lead the Jaguars’ brass to give Hamilton a contract extension to ensure he remains in Jacksonville for years to come.