3 Jacksonville Jaguars facing a fight for new deals in 2024

• These 3 Jaguars players are looking for a payday and may have trouble getting it in 2024.
Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andre Cisco (5) at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andre Cisco (5) at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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Jaguars OT Walker Little is facing a fight to get a new deal in 2024

Offensive tackle Walker Little finds himself in a tough spot entering a contract year. While he's performed well when he's seen the field, he has yet to find a defined role in Jacksonville. A second-round pick in 2021, the former Stanford Cardinal spent most of his rookie season on the sidelines but flashed when he was given a chance.

With Cam Robinson firmly entrenched at left tackle, the Jags had Little compete with Jawaan Taylor for the starting job at right tackle in 2022. He lost and didn't get much playing time until late in the season when he made five starts in relief of Robinson.

Little started the 2023 season at left tackle while Robinson served a suspension. All things considered, he did a commendable job, giving up just one sack and five total pressures. Once Robinson returned to the lineup, the coaching staff tried Little at guard, but the experiment ended after the arrival of Ezra Cleveland via trade.

Early in the offseason, Robinson was the subject of trade fodder, and it looked like Little was going to get an opportunity at last. However, the Jaguars expect Robinson to be on the roster in 2024. They could still move him, but they probably won't unless they get an offer they like.

If Robinson leaves, Little will have a chance to show what he can do. If he makes a strong impression, he'll earn a paycheck from either the Jaguars or another team if he becomes a free agent next year.

But if Robinson stays in 2024, Little will have trouble proving his worth unless injuries strike. For the sake of argument, let's say Robinson and sophomore Anton Harrison are healthy, Little's stock will be low when he hits the open market next year. This would be great for teams that are looking for a bargain but not so much for him.