5 Jaguars who have offered almost nothing to the team in 2022

A Jaguars fan wears a mustached paper bag at TIAA Bank Field. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
A Jaguars fan wears a mustached paper bag at TIAA Bank Field. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are 3-7 following their 27-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and there are several reasons why. Self-inflicted wounds and their inability to play complementary football are two of the biggest ones. Also, there are a handful of players the team’s brass expected to contribute in 2022 but haven’t done much.

These are players that have either not shown enough in practice to warrant playing time or have struggled when given a chance to stand out. With that in mind, here are five Jaguars that have offered almost nothing in 2022.

No. 5 Jaguars player who has offered almost nothing: Dan Arnold, TE

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Dan Arnold (85) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /

Despite the fact that tight end was one of the Jaguars’ biggest roster holes last year, the team’s brass couldn’t bring some stability to the position until they acquired Dan Arnold from the Carolina Panthers once the season had already started.

Arnold went on to have an impact right off the bat, catching two passes for 29 yards just three days after landing in Jacksonville. His target increased as the year progressed but an MCL injury in Week 11 cut his season short.

The Wisconsin-Platteville product finished the 2021 season with 35 receptions for 408 yards, so there was a reason to think he would be an important part of Doug Pederson’s tight end-friendly offense in 2022 but that hasn’t been the case. Instead, Arnold has barely gotten any playing time, appearing in just 16 percent of the Jaguars’ offensive snaps and tallying one catch for eight yards.

Arnold’s lack of snaps made him a potential trade target before the Nov. 1 deadline and barring an injury to Evan Engram or Chris Manhertz, it’s hard to see him getting more playing time this season.