Potential Cap Casualty: Brandon Linder
The Jaguars find themselves in an all-too-familiar position. They were one of the worst teams in football, have the top draft pick, and have a plethora of cap space. Cutting talent to free up more space is not necessary here, but there is a name that makes sense for the team. While a talented center, Brandon Linder could be shown the door this offseason.
While Linder is one of the top centers in the league when on the field, the issue with him has been keeping him on the field. He has only played in 18 games over the past two seasons as injuries have derailed him.
While the team could bank on him getting healthy, they may just opt to cut bait and move on from him entirely.
This would free up $10-million in cap space. While that isn’t needed, if Linder isn’t on the field it makes sense to move on from him. As well, the team has some other options that could easily take on his role, such as soon-to-be free agent Tyler Shatley, that can be signed and replace him.
He doesn’t have to be cut, but given his injury issues, the Jaguars could do without Linder in 2022.