No. 2 Jaguars player who won’t be around in 2023: Evan Engram, TE
You might be wondering why tight end Evan Engram popped up on this list even though he hasn’t even taken his first snap as a Jaguar but there’s a good chance that the former Ole Miss Rebel might be one and done in Jacksonville. For starters, he and the team agreed to a one-year deal, meaning that their relationship could turn out to be a short one.
Then there’s the chance Engram will not fit the Jags’ budget next. A first-round selection by the New York Giants in 2017, the tight end has performed well but maybe not up to expectations. During his five-year stint with Big Blue, he hauled in 262 receptions for 2,828 yards with 16 touchdowns. There are good but not great numbers but he’s in a position to have a breakout season in Jacksonville.
Head coach Doug Pederson has a penchant for getting his tight ends involved, which bodes well for Engram and even Dan Arnold. Also, Trevor Lawrence is poised to make a significant leap in Year 2, and if he does, Engram will have a surge in production. Back in New York, he caught passes from an inconsistent Daniel Jones.
Of course, the tight end needs to shoulder some of the blame for underperforming. He needs to cut down on the dropped passes and the mental errors but he should thrive in Jacksonville and if he does, he will probably become one of the most coveted free agents in the market next year.