Should the Jacksonville Jaguars Welcome Calais Campbell back?
Does Calais Campbell's Statistical Declines Indicate Anything?
The Jaguars have taken steps this offseason to bolster the depth on their defensive line. Besides re-signing Roy Robertson-Harris and Adam Gotsis, they locked up Michael Dogbe and Henry Mondeaux. While both Dogbe and Mondeaux offer upside and could become part of the team's rotation up front the team's brass still needs to add pieces and Calais Campbell is a vested veteran that could contribute right off the bat.
Campbell has been starting for every team he's played and has remained a productive player over the past few years, despite his age. While his sack totals have declined slightly after his standout season in 2017, he has still been able to generate pressure on the quarterback and disrupt plays in the backfield. He has also been a solid contributor against the run, with a higher number of tackles for loss over the past few seasons.
Overall, while Campbell's statistical production has declined somewhat in recent years, he still remains a valuable contributor to any team that he plays for. His leadership, experience, and knowledge of the game are all assets that make him a valuable addition to any team's roster.
Regardless of the nostalgia of the 2017 season, the Mayor would be welcomed back into Jacksonville for mentoring players, but he will have to accept the reduced role. He would be taking some value repetitions for younger players. Will the dividends pay off in the end? What do you think?