10 former Jaguars who are still having a hard time finding jobs this offseason

• There are a handful of Jaguars who have struggled to find a new team during free agency.

Sep 19, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (17)
Sep 19, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (17) / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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2. DJ Chark (2018-2021)

The Jaguars weren't overly concerned when Allen Robinson walked in 2018 because they set their sights on DJ Chark in the draft. It also helped that Marquise Lee and Allen Hurns were in place. Either way, Chark was a non-factor in his rookie season but he broke out in 2019, getting over 1,000 yards while becoming Gardner Minshew's favorite target. The former LSU Tiger even earned Pro Bowl honors that year.

But like other Jaguars on this list, Chark wasn't able to enjoy sustained success. Injuries held him back in 2020 and a fractured leg wiped out most of his fourth year in Jacksonville. The team's brass then decided to move on from him and bring Christian Kirk and Zay Jones to take his place.

Chark chose to sign with the Detroit Lions but injuries once again hampered him. He then spent the 2023 season with the Carolina Panthers, where he showed he was just a shadow of the player he was in 2018.

1. Yannick Ngakoue, DE (2016-2019)

Yannick Ngakoue was an integral piece of the Sacksonville defense, and while he never had more than 10 sacks in a season for the Jaguars, he deserved to get paid. However, the front office played hardball and when they realized re-signing him was going to be a challenge, they shipped Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a couple of draft picks.

Since leaving the Jags, Ngakoue has had somewhat of a nomadic career arc, spending time with the Ravens, the Las Vegas Raiders, the Indianapolis Colts, and more recently the Chicago Bears. He broke his ankle late in the 2023 season. Then again, he wasn't particularly productive before the injury, so he may have a bit of trouble finding a new team in 2024.

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