5 prominent Jacksonville Jaguars players who might not be back next year
4. Jacksonville Jaguars player who could leave in 2024: Cam Robinson, LT
If you had told someone in 2020 that the Jaguars would give left tackle Cam Robinson a top-market deal two years later, you would have gotten a blank stare. After all, the Alabama standout had given up 40 or more total pressures in three of his four NFL seasons. The one year when he didn't allow as many pressures was in 2018, when a torn ACL limited him to just two contests.
However, the Jaguars still believed in Robinson and applied the franchise tag on him in 2021. The decision paid off as he rewarded them with his best season as a pro. Pleased with his growth both — on and off the field — Jacksonville gave him a three-year deal worth $54.5 million last offseason.
Robinson did a good job of keeping Trevor Lawrence's jersey clean and became a leader on the offensive line. However, he let his team down when he was caught violating the league's performance-enhancing policy and will serve a suspension during the regular season.
Walker Little will step in at left tackle during Robinson's absence and with Anton Harrison taking over at right tackle, Robinson might remain on the sidelines in 2023 barring injury. As of this writing, the NFL hasn't announced how long his suspension will be but he'll miss $88,888 for every contest he misses.
Robinson is set to have a massive hit of $22.75 million next year but cutting ties with him would create $17.75 million in space with $5 million in dead money. The fact the Jags will be in need of lots of room to sign other players could make Robinson a potential cap casualty.