3 former Jacksonville Jaguars we'd like to see return in 2024

Here are 3 former Jaguars players fans welcome back if they returned in 2024.

Dec 29, 2019; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell (93)
Dec 29, 2019; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell (93) / Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
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One reason the Jacksonville Jaguars stayed near the cellar of the NFL for most of the 2010s was that they had trouble acquiring talent. That said, they did have, at one point or another, several players who managed to make an impact. Most of them eventually left but still managed to make a positive impact while becoming fan favorites.

Heck, some of those players still play in the league, and if they returned to Jacksonville, they would surely be welcomed with arms wide open. With that in mind, here are three former Jaguars who could have success if they came back in 2024.

3. DJ Chark, receiver

The Jaguars had several talented receivers throughout the 2010s. While many of them eventually faded, some of them still play in the league. For example, Chris Conley had a great outing for the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, even if they couldn't ultimately seal the deal. Another Jaguars receiver who once played alongside Conley might be available in the open market. If you said DJ Chark, you guessed correctly.

DJ Chark was at one point seen as the Jaguars' next great receiver. His 1,000-yard season in 2019 looked like a sign of things to come. However, injuries affected his performance the next two years. By 2022, he had left Jacksonville and signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions in the hopes of rebuilding his stock.

Things didn't go the way Chark hoped and he was one and done in Detriot. He inked another one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers and arguably had his best year season since 2020, hauling in 35 receptions for 525 yards with five touchdowns. The former LSU Tiger is now set to become a free agent and he could be an enticing reclamation project for the Jaguars or any other team in need of receiver help.

Although Chark no longer has WR1 capabilities, that's fine. He doesn't have to be. In Jacksonville, he could join a wide receiver corps that includes Calvin Ridley, Zay Jones, and Calvin Ridley. Heck, he would serve as insurance in case either Ridley or Jones leave, or provide depth in case both stay.