3 Jaguars impending free agents who need to be brought back, 2 who should walk

• If the Jaguars want to bounce back in 2024, they need to re-sign these 3 free agents (and let a couple more leave).

Dec 31, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen (41) celebrates
Dec 31, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen (41) celebrates / Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports
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1. It's time for K'Lavon Chaisson to go

Speaking of the Jaguars' pass rush, nobody will bat an eye if K'Lavon Chaisson walks away in free agency. A first-round pick in 2020, Chaisson was expected to be a rotational piece early in his career. However, was pressed into a featured role when the team traded Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell in the offseason. Right out of the gate, he showed he wasn't ready, registering just one sack despite playing a significant amount of time.

That fact that Chaisson had to make the transition to playing in a three-point stance, along with an injury to Josh Allen, didn't help matters. Heading into 2021, the former LSU Tiger was expected to make a leap but once again failed to deliver despite the fact that he switched back to rushing the quarterback from a standup position. By Year 3, he routinely was part of trade banter.

Rightfully, Chaisson got a clean slate under Doug Pederson when he became the head coach in 2022 but he's been unremarkable the past two years, tallying a combined two sacks. You could argue that he's developed into a steady contributor on special teams but teams don't use a first-round selection on a player who will be mostly used on kick returns.

Chaisson is now slated to become a free agent, and he could most definitely benefit from a fresh start. His tenure in Jacksonville didn't go as planned but that doesn't mean he can succeed somewhere else. He could be an interesting reclamation project for whoever takes a flyer on him. While he won't probably turn into a 10-sack kind of player, that doesn't mean he can't become a solid contributor. For the time being, don't expect him to be back in Jacksonville in 2024.

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