Calais Campbell, other players who could follow Ryan Nielsen to Jacksonville Jaguars

• The Jaguars have oficially hired Ryan Nielsen as their DC. These 3 Falcons pending free agents could join Nielsen in Jacksonville

Sep 10, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Calais Campbell (93)
Sep 10, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Calais Campbell (93) / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Calais Campbell, defensive end

If you're a fan of the Jaguars, Calais Campbell needs no introduction. You know him, his accomplishments, and everything he did for the community during his time in Jacksonville. But in case it bears repeating, he was their last All-Pro designation, along with cornerback Jalen Ramsey, before Ross Matiscik got the nod earlier this month.

Campbell also held the record for the most sacks in a season with 14.5 before Josh Allen broke it in 2023. Last but not least, he won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his outstanding service to his community. The bottom line is that the Mayor means a lot to the city of Jacksonville even though he last played for the Jaguars in 2020.

Looking back, trading Campbell to the Baltimore Ravens for a fifth-round pick was a puzzling decision. But after a productive three-year stint with the Ravens, the former Miami Hurricane became a free agent last offseason. While the Jags showed interest in setting a reunion — they went as far as to host him for a visit — he opted to sign a one-year with the Falcons, where he went on to log 6.5 sacks, 56 total tackles, and more importantly, play all 17 games.

Now, Campbell is no longer the player who wreak havoc during his prime but there's value in bringing him back for a second stint. Not only would he be a solid rotational piece on the Jaguars' defensive front but he could also set the tone up with his leadership. Without a doubt, the Jaguars could benefit from bringing back for a second stint.