Jacksonville Jaguars OLB K'Lavon Chaisson deletes Twitter account out of the blue
It's fair to say that outside linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson hasn't lived up to his draft billing and his future with the Jacksonville Jaguars beyond 2023 is in doubt. Whether he stays with the Jags remains to be seen but he raised eyebrows when he suddenly decided to delete his Twitter account.
It seems like Chaisson got into a heated exchange with a fan. Not long after the quarrel, the player known as Chaisson deactivated his Twitter account while the fan got his suspended. Chaisson's Instagram account is still up, so it's highly likely that he wiped out his Twitter account because of the argument.
All things considered, Chaisson's decision to leave Twitter doesn't have anything to do with his status for the 2023 season. Just like anyone else, he needs to take a break from social media, especially after an unpleasant exchange. There's a chance he'll return once his mind is clear. Here's the post that shows he deactivated his account.
K'Lavon Chaisson may be running out of time with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
While players should be treated with respect, there's no doubt Chaisson has underperformed on the football field. When the Jaguars made him the 20th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, they thought they were getting a bookend pass rusher opposite Josh Allen. However, he's failed to develop into the playmaker the team's brass envisioned and has instead seen his playing time decrease over the last two seasons.
Even though Chaisson has flashed every now and then, he's failed to put it all together, registering a measly three sacks in as many years. Certainly, not the kind of production you expect from a former first-round pick. The fact that the former LSU Tiger has changed had changed positions and hasn't had a defined role throughout this NFL career might have hurt his development but there's a point where a player has to be held accountable for his lack of impact.
Chaisson is entering his fourth NFL season and the Jaguars have until May 1 to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal. If they don't, he will become a free agent next offseason. He's previously been brought up as a potential trade target, and the Jags could shop him in the upcoming months if they think they've seen enough. On the other hand, they could also give them one last chance to turn into the player they believed he could be. And if he doesn't deliver, they can simply move on from him.
The bottom line is that Chaisson could be on his way out next year. Should fans criticize him if he fails to make an impact for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2023? You bet, that comes with the job. Having said that, making things personal or calling him names is most definitely out of the question.