Shaquill Griffin’s time with the Jacksonville Jaguars seems to have reached its finish. The veteran cornerback hopes that’s not the case, although.
As soon as a Professional Bowler with the Seattle Seahawks, Griffin joined the Jaguars on a three-year, $40 million deal in 2021. After a strong first yr in Jacksonville, he struggled in 2022 earlier than touchdown on injured reserve after 5 video games. Griffin finally had again surgical procedure which proved to be season-ending.
With Griffin because of rely $17.1 million in opposition to the Jaguars’ wage cap in 2023, the staff may recoup $13.1 million in area by chopping the cornerback.
“I do know I need to be right here and type of proceed every thing and get again wholesome,” Griffin told the Florida Times-Union this week. “I need to have this yr the place I’m absolutely wholesome and get an opportunity to show every thing that I’ve for this staff and, shoot, for my profession. We’ll see. I’m staying hopeful. I do know on the finish of the day it’s enterprise. I do know the place my coronary heart is; my coronary heart is right here. If we are able to make that work, we’ll.”
In Griffin’s absence, the Jaguars initially struggled to search out constant play reverse Tyson Campbell. Then the staff moved Darious Williams exterior from the slot and obtained constructive outcomes. Williams, who’s below contract by way of the 2024 season, will presumably keep on the surface and the Jaguars will seemingly hunt for cornerback depth within the offseason.
Sadly for Griffin, all that — alongside together with his expensive contract — means his return marketing campaign seems unlikely to occur in Jacksonville.