5 prominent Jacksonville Jaguars players who might not be back next year

Jan 7, 2023;  Jacksonville, Florida, USA; General view of the Jacksonville Jaguars field painted.
Jan 7, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; General view of the Jacksonville Jaguars field painted. / Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
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The Jacksonville Jaguars did a good job of keeping most of the core that made it possible to earn a playoff berth and win a division title last year . However, it will be considerably more difficult to repeat the feat in 2023, when many of their star players are set to hit the open market.

While the Jags could end up locking up those players, there's an equal chance they could walk in free agency next offseason. So who could potentially leave in 2024? Here are five candidates.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars player who could leave in 2024: Jamal Agnew, KR

You will be hard-pressed to find many positives from Urban Meyer's stint as the head coach of the Jaguars but there are a few. And one of them was putting an emphasis on special teams. Although he went overboard when he reportedly kicked Josh Lambo to incentivize him to play better, he recognized the value of bringing in a return specialist.

Right off the bat, Agnew showed his worth, taking a missed field goal and later kickoff return to the house. The former San Diego Torero proved valuable on offense, breaking off a 66-yard touchdown run. Unfortunately, a hip injury cut his 2021 short but he bounced back last year and once again played a key role on both offense and special teams, tallying 1,025 all-purpose yards. On a side note, here's one of his returns from 2021. Enjoy:

The Jaguars could have freed up $4.71 million in cap space with $1.16 million in dead money if they had moved on from Agnew in the offseason but it looks like they plan to keep him around for at least one more year. Having said that, the California native is entering a lame-duck year and it's fair to wonder if the team's brass is willing to spend a premium on a return specialist, regardless of how good he is.

The Jags could end up striking a multi-year deal with Agnew in the upcoming months but there's an equal chance he will walk next season.