The Jacksonville Jaguars opted to take a conservative approach in free agency. Instead of making splash signings, they brought back their own players and looked for bargains across the board. One of the reasons they opted not to go into a spending spree was that they'll need to hand out several huge contracts in 2024.
Among the players the Jaguars will most likely extend next offseason are outside linebacker Josh Allen and wide receiver Calvin Ridley. On top of that, Trevor Lawrence, cornerback Tyson Campbell, safety Andre Cisco, and offensive tackle Walker Little will be eligible for new contracts in 2024.
The Jags are set to have around $37 million in cap room next offseason, which may not be enough to bring all (or most of them) back. That means they could trim down the roster in order to create more space. With that in mind, here are five players who could be cap casualties in 2024.
No. 5 Jaguars potential cap casualty in 2024: JaMycal Hasty, RB
The Jags found a gem when they picked running back JaMycal Hasty off waivers before the start of the 2022 season. Although he didn't get much playing time early, he became the primary backup behind Travis Etienne once James Robinson was shipped to the New York Jets.
But as important as Hasty was last year, he's seen his role decrease and is currently No. 4 on the depth chart. The former Baylor Bear was a healthy scratch the first three games of the season and has only played a total of six offensive snaps the past two games.
Hasty is set to make $1.57 million in 2024 but moving on from him would create $1.42 million in space with $150,000 in dead money. This, along with the fact that he plays running back, makes him an easy choice to be released next offseason.