5 notable Jaguars who won’t probably be back next season

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Los Angeles Chargers LB Khalil Mack (52) and RT Jawaan Taylor (75) at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 1 Jaguars player who might not return next season: Jawaan Taylor

Earlier this year, it looked like right tackle Jawaan Taylor was on his way out of Jacksonville and he could still be but for different reasons. A second-round pick in the 2019 draft, the former Florida Gator flashed in his rookie year but regressed the next two seasons. He had to compete with sophomore Walker Little in training camp to keep his job and ultimately won the battle.

Taylor hasn’t looked back and has performed considerably. Last year, he struggled with penalties but he hasn’t been flagged once this season. Similarly, he’s just allowed one pressure. The Florida native recently said that the training camp battle helped him improve the main reason behind his turnaround is the passing of his father earlier this year.

While that’s sad news, Taylor saw it as an opportunity to better himself, and he’s putting himself in a position to earn a top-market contract next year. The Jaguars re-signed Cam Robinson and inked right guard Brandon Scherff earlier this year, so they may have a hard time putting aside enough money to bring back Taylor.

On the bright side, the front office seemed to have prepared for Taylor’s potential departure. In case, he does leave in free agency, the Jags can easily plug in Little, who is still in his rookie deal, at right tackle.

With Taylor in the starting lineup, the former Stanford Cardinals will have even more time to get fully acclimated to lining up on the right side after mostly playing left tackle throughout this football career.

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