5 former Jacksonville Jaguars who are still unsurprisingly free agents

Dec 17, 2017; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Myles Jack (44).
Dec 17, 2017; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Myles Jack (44). / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have loaded on talent over the last two years. Although they don't have many All-Pro players ahead of the 2023 season, they have enough difference-makers to challenge the big guns in the AFC.

The downside of making upgrades to the roster is that Jags have needed to move on from players who used to have key roles for them as recently as 2021. While some of those past contributors have been able to keep their careers going somewhere else, these five remain unsigned.

No. 5 former Jaguars player who remains unsigned: Jarrod Wilson, safety

For what it's worth, former Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell had a knack for finding undrafted gems. Sure, he made a myriad of puzzling picks during his eight-year stint leading Jacksonville's front office but he knew a rough diamond when he saw one. One of them was safety Jarrod Wilson, who didn't get his name call on Draft Day and had to work his way up the roster before he started his first NFL game in 2018.

Wilson quickly showed his worth and went on to start 30 games for the Jaguars from 2018 to 2020. In that span, he registered 169 total tackles, three interceptions, nine passes defensed, and two forced fumbles. The former Michigan Wolverine signed a three-year contract worth $9 million in 2019 but was cut just before the start of the 2021 season. He then signed with the New York Jets before joining the San Francisco 49ers near the end of the year.

Last August, Wilson signed with the New York Giants but his stint in the Big Apple lasted only two weeks. He's remained unsigned since then, which is a bit shocking since he can play special teams and would be a solid depth piece for clubs in need of help at safety.