No. 2 Jaguars player we'd save a plate for this Thanksgiving: Andrew Wingard, S
As bad as David Caldwell was at acquiring talent in the draft, he had a knack for finding undrafted gems. Tyler Shatley is just one of many examples. James Robinson and Allen Hurns are a couple more. Two who currently remain on the roster are Andrew Wingard and Tre Herndon. While neither currently has a featured role, both are important contributors. General manager Trent Baalke could've moved on from them when he became the general manager but instead kept them around because he recognized what they brought to the table.
Herndon is currently on a one-year deal, so his future beyond the 2023 season is uncertain. On the other hand, Wingard isn't going anywhere anytime soon. The former Wyoming Cowboy worked his way up the depth chart after making the roster in 2019. By 2021, he had been installed as the starter over promising rookie Andre Cisco.
Cisco joined the starting lineup in 2022 and Wingard became the backup. While some players could've grown bitter, Dewey embraced his role and did everything he could to help his team. He provided key leadership during Jacksonville's playoff run last year, and even came up with the rallying cry, "It was always the Jags."
Wingard was set to become a free agent after 2022. Due to the presence of Cisco, and Rayshawn Jenkins, it seemed like Wingard was going to hit the open market but instead signed a three-year deal to stay in Duvual. Heading into the regular season, he was named team captain by his teammates, showing how highly they thought of him.
It would be interesting to hear from Dewey, what drives him, and makes him keep pushing and influencing others around him. And he can have all the gravy he wants while he tells us all.