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 S Andre Cisco is facing a battle to get a new deal in 2024

Safety seems like a position of strength for the Jaguars in 2024 and that's in part due to the presence of Andre Cisco. A ballhawk in college, the New York, Queens entered the NFL with medical red flags after suffering injuries in 2019 and 2020. However, he's managed to stay mostly healthy while putting on full display the skills that made him a staple of the Syracuse defense.

Surprisingly, Cisco spent most of his rookie season on the sidelines. But once he got a chance, he showed flashes of the player he was for the Orangemen. With the arrival of Doug Pederson in 2022, the safety joined the starting lineup. He finished the year with three interceptions and 10 pass deflections.

Cisco had an even better 2023 campaign but the defense's overall struggles overshadowed his performance. He's now looking to cement his place as one of the best safeties in the NFL. Working in his favor is that the Jaguars hired Kris Richard as their defensive backs coach in the offseason. Richard is known for getting the most out of his players and Cisco shouldn't be any different.

On the other hand, Cisco could face a few roadblocks to get a payday. While fellow safety Antoine Winfield Jr. got a four-year worth $84 million, salaries at the position have devalued. This offseason, established veterans such as Xavier McKinney, Justin Simmons, Quandre Diggs, and Jordan Poyer got the boot.

This doesn't mean that Cisco won't get a contract extension this year or next. He will but unless he has an All-Pro season, it's hard to see him breaking the bank like Winfield. Earlier this year, Kyle Dugger signed a four-year, $58 million contract. If the Jags give Cisco an extension in the upcoming months, he will likely get something in that range.

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