While the Jacksonville Jaguars decided to pick up the team option on some players on Monday afternoon, such as star defensive end Calais Campbell, they decided to decline the option for Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The move was not unexpected, as Seferian-Jenkins tweeted what seemed like a good bye to Jaguars fans back in January, the team officially stated a decision had not been made yet.
Well, it’s now been made.
There was a lot of excitement for Seferian-Jenkins when he was signed but he appeared in just five games this year, catching 11 passes for 90 yards and one touchdown. Those are all career lows. To be fair, ASJ dealt with injuries most of the season, but even when he was healthy it appeared like his impact was going to be minimal.
The decline of the team option saves the Jaguars $4 million in cap room and making yet another hole the Jaguars will need to fill on the offensive side of the ball, likely in both free agency and the NFL Draft.