LATEST NEWS : Here Are the Jaguars’ 10 Biggest Cap Hits for 2024 Before Free Agency

Which Jaguars have the highest cap hits before free agency?
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a lot of work to do in the coming months.

There are numerous challenges facing the Jaguars, ranging from upcoming decisions on key free agents to selecting whose contracts should stay or depart, to attempting to strengthen the roster following a dismal season.

But, before free agency begins and the Jaguars begin to change their squad, it’s worth looking at which players are expected to be the most expensive in 2024. Some of these players will stay, while others will leave, and the cap hits will play a significant role in that decision.

If/when Josh Allen gets franchise-tagged, his hit will range from $20,205,000 to $22,748,000, depending on whether he is categorized as an outside linebacker or a defensive end. In either case, Allen will be one of the roster’s top five current cap hits.

1) WR Christian Kirk ($24,236,932).

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Wide receiver Christian Kirk, who will enter the third year of his four-year, $72 million contract, will have the highest cap hit in 2024. Kirk led the Jaguars in all major receiving categories in 2022 and was on course to do it again in 2023 when an injury forced him to miss the most of the last six games.

2) RG Brandon Scherff. ($23,908,184)

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Brandon Scherff is widely seen as a potential financial casualty this offseason because to his age and high salary. His cap hit is scheduled to rise by $13 million from the 2023 season.

3) ILB Foyesade Oluokun ($21,750,668).

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Foyesade Oluokun, one of the greatest cap hits at the inside linebacker position today, is in the final year of his three-year contract and has had his cap hit grow by about $15 million from the previous year.

4) Lt. Cam Robinson ($21,109,473)

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Cam Robinson is a significant question mark this offseason, given his previous injury history and how much the Jaguars may save if he is released. Robinson is in the third year of a three-year contract extension that he signed in 2022.

5) DL Foley Fatukasi ($12, 808, 334)

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It’s odd to see defensive lineman Foley Fatukasi ranked so high, but that’s the reality after the Jaguars signed him to a three-year contract in 2022. Fatukasi has suffered with ailments on occasion, but his production has yet to match this figure.

6) S. Rayshawn Jenkins ($12,284,000).

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Rayshawn Jenkins, who is in the final year of a four-year contract signed in 2021, appears to be on the verge of being released by the Jaguars this offseason for cap concerns. If they don’t, his cap will be more than doubled.

7) quarterback Trevor Lawrence ($11,707,019)

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Trevor Lawrence will enter one of the last years of his rookie contract in 2024. The Jaguars will need to make a decision on Lawrence’s fifth-year option and potential long-term contract soon.

8) Zay Jones (WR, $11,017,334)

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Zay Jones, one of several players on this list who are in the final year of a free-agency contract, will see his cap hit double in 2024. Jones battled injuries throughout 2023, but he was an important part of the team’s passing game in his debut year.

9) CB Darious Williams ($10,500,000).

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While the Jaguars would save more than $10 million by releasing Williams, he had a strong enough season in 2023 to suggest the team might wish to keep him. Williams will start the final year of a three-year contract he signed in 2022.

10) EDGE Travon Walker ($10,192.534)

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Travon Walker, the No. 1 pick in 2022, will enter the third year of his rookie contract. If Walker repeats his 2023 season, in which he recorded 10 sacks and took a significant stride forward, the Jaguars may consider a long-term deal for Walker next year.

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