3 former Jacksonville Jaguars who won't live up to their new contracts

• These 3 former Jaguars may have trouble living up to expectations with their new teams.

Tennessee Titans newly signed free agent wide receiver Calvin Ridley fields questions during his
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Rayshawn Jenkins, S, Los Angeles Chargers

2-year deal, $12 M

Safety was one of the Jaguars' biggest needs in 2021 and they signed Rayshawn Jenkins in free agency to take care of it. A fourth-round pick by the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017, Jenkins signed a four-year deal worth $35 million with the Jags.

Jenkins was named team captain before the 2021 season and was expected to have a big season. However, he failed to make an impact and instead made headlines because he was ejected for punching 49ers wide receiver Jauan Jennings.

After an underwhelming first season in Jacksonville, Jenkins, like every other player, got a clean slate under Doug Pederson. He made the most of the opportunity and became the playmaker Jacksonville expected when they signed him the year prior. His walk-off pick-six against the Dallas Cowboys was huge. The same applies to his forced fumble against the Tennessee Titans in the finale.

Unfortunately, Jenkins wasn't able to build on his success and regressed in 2023. He wasn't dreadful per se, but he wasn't nearly as dynamic as he was the season before. He did manage to log two interceptions but otherwise failed to do anything of note. That's why he was one of the first players the front office looked at when they needed to get cap relief.

Besides creating $5 million in space, Jenkins' departure paved the way for the Jags to sign Darnell Savage in free agency. Jenkins quickly found a home with the Seattle Seahawks, who gave him a two-year deal worth $12 million. That's not bad but unless he plays like he did in 2022, it's hard to see the Hawks getting enough bang for their buck.