5 potential cap casualties the Jacksonville Jaguars should be in on in 2023

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Washington Commanders CB William Jackson III (3) and Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (13) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 3 cap casualty the Jacksonville Jaguars should target: William Jackson

By now, you have probably heard more than several times that cornerback is the Jacksonville Jaguars’ biggest need and it’s hard to disagree. What is hard to agree with is the solutions that have been suggested. Los Angeles Rams are ready to move on from Jalen Ramsey and the Jags have been mentioned as a likely destination.

However, Ramsey’s potential price stage and the Rams’ asking price might not make him a feasible option. On the other hand, James Bradberry would certainly look great in Black and Teal but he’s made it clear he wants to get top-market money, which makes Jacksonville a long shot. The Jaguars could and will probably wait until the draft to bolster their cornerback room but they could also kick the tires on William Jackson III, who wasn’t much of a factor after being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers and might be looking for an opportunity to compete.

Jackson was a first-round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017. He signed a three-year contract worth $40.5 million with the Washington Commanders in 2021 and joined the Steelers after last year’s trade deadline.

However, Jackson ended up not playing a single snap in Pittsburgh even though he’s been solid throughout most of his NFL career. He’s set to count $12.187 against the cap but it doesn’t make sense to carry the salary of a player that won’t contribute, which is why the former Houston Cougar might be a candidate to walk the plank this offseason.