The Jacksonville Jaguars are a better offensive team this year than they were last – as evidenced by who they’re willing to cut in 2022. A big name has already surfaced — former first-round pick Laquon Treadwell, according to a report from WJXT-4.
Jacksonville Jaguars cut Laquon Treadwell
Treadwell, a wide receiver who started seven games for the Jaguars in 2022, lost out in a camp battle that was pretty fierce, considering how few sports were up for grabs.
The Jaguars made upgrading around Trevor Lawrence the No. 1 priority of the offseason, signing Christian Kirk and Zay Jones to big-money deals. Jacksonville also has Marvin Jones Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr. on their active roster.
As a result, they were in a wholly unique position in this training camp: Having too many NFL-caliber players on offense.
Treadwell, the 23rd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft (Minnesota Vikings), has caught 104 passes for 1,184 yards and five touchdowns in a disappointing pro career. By cutting him, the Jaguars save roughly $600,000 in cap space.
Treadwell seemed to take the news of his release in stride, tweeting Monday: “MY FUTURE SO BRIGHT !”
– Adam H. Beasley
Laquon Treadwell’s potential landing spots
Treadwell hasn’t lived up to his draft capital since entering the league, but he has flashed some of the potential that made him a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Treadwell amassed 434 receiving yards last season with Jacksonville and, at times, looked like their best receiver aside from Marvin Jones.
Now, Treadwell could find a soft landing with a few contending teams that could use some depth at the position. The Green Bay Packers are the first of the contending teams that could use him. He’s likely be the fifth option on the team, but if they keep six receivers, he could find himself a niche role.
The Cowboys are the second team that could use Treadwell, although it probably would only be a marriage that lasted until they get reinforcements back from injury. Michael Gallup and James Washington will both return at some point in the season, but if Treadwell and Dak Prescott can find some type of rapport, Treadwell could find himself a more permanent home for 2023. He’s still just 27 years old.
– Dalton Miller