4 Jaguars players we can safely call busts after the 2023 season

• The Jaguars expected these 4 players to step up but instead came crumbling down.

Sep 19, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson (45)
Sep 19, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson (45) / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Folorunso Fatukaski, defensive tackle

You could argue that defensive tackle Folorunso Fatukasi doesn't deserve to be on the list because he wasn't drafted by the Jaguars and instead joined them via free agency. However, a player isn't just a bust because he doesn't live up to his draft billing. He could also get the moniker because he signed a top-market contract and his production doesn't match his salary.

In Fatukasi's case, he was one of many free agents Jacksonville brought in 2022 that helped them win the AFC South and make the playoffs that year. Having signed a three-year deal worth $30 million he was supposed to collapse the pocket and clog up running lanes. However, he's struggled to fill his role since his arrival. Although he's stayed relatively healthy during his stint in Jacksonville, he's dealt with several injuries that might've affected his performance.

But even when he's been at 100 percent, Fatusaki has not had an impact, registering 48 total tackles and 1.5 sacks in 30 games. In his defense, he's not expected to have high sack totals but rather take on blocks so his teammates can make plays. Unfortunately, he's been unable to do so on a consistent basis. The former UConn Husky hasn't been much better against the run, posting Pro Football Focus grades of 43.4 and 60.7 in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

The bottom line is that the Jaguars haven't gotten enough bang for their buck when it comes to Fatukasi. The fact that he's set to make $12.7 million in 2024 and the team's brass would only free up $3.5 million makes his lack of impact even more disappointing.