4 Jacksonville Jaguars players who may not finish their current deals

• The Jaguars will have some tough decisions to do. That includes possibly parting ways with these 4 veteran players.

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Rayshawn Jenkins (2) runs back an intercepted early second quarter pass
Jacksonville Jaguars safety Rayshawn Jenkins (2) runs back an intercepted early second quarter pass / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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3. Rayshawn Jenkins, safety

The best way to describe safety Rayshawn Jenkins's stint with the Jaguars is inconsistent. Sure, it's better than being disappointing or unremarkable but Jacksonville would've surely wanted him to be a bit more reliable. Make no mistake, the former Miami Hurricane made huge plays in 2022. His forced fumble in the finale led Josh Allen to score the game-winning touchdown. Similarly, Jenkins' pick-6 against the Dallas Cowboys was a thing of beauty.

However, Jenkins wasn't nearly as dominant last year. Sure, he picked off Lamar Jackson but he wasn't all over the field as he was in 2022. It's also worth noting that he was underwhelming in his first season with the Black & Teal. Besides not making any big plays at all, he was ejected from the San Francisco 49ers game after punching wide receiver Jauan Jennings. He was named team captain that year. Yet, he failed to lead by example.

Fast forward to 2024 and the Jaguars will need to make a decision on him. Jenkins isn't a bad player per se. You could even make the case he was their best signing in 2021, when he inked a four-year deal worth $35 million. That said, the front office will need to choose whether they'll pay him the $12.5 million he's set to make next season. Moving on from him would create $5.4 million in space with $7.13 million.

Given that the Jags have more pressing needs than safety, they may feel inclined to part ways with Jenkins. Add the fact that they already have his potential replacement in place, sophomore Antonio Johnson, and he'll be at the top of their "cut candidates" list.