Jaguars exercise team option on Calais Campbell, declines option on Austin Seferian-Jenkins
As the NFL offseason gets underway, teams are making more and more choices, and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ latest choice with Calais Campbell is good news.
The #Jaguars exercised Calais Campbell's $12 million option for 2019, as well as options on Lerentee McCray and Cody Davis, and declined their option on TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 18, 2019
According to the Florida Times-Union, Campbell is one of three players who the Jaguars have decided to exercise contract options upon. However, the team also decided not to pick up the option for one player, in particular.
“Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell was one of three players to have his 2019 contract option exercised by the team Monday along with defensive end Lerentee McCray and safety Cody Davis. The Jaguars did not pick up the option for tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, making him a free agent after one injury-shortened season with the team. Campbell, one of the most popular players in the locker room, will return for a third season with the Jaguars. He’s totaled 25 sacks — including a franchise-record 14 1/2 in 2017 — during his first two years, becoming the first player in team history to notch consecutive seasons of double-digit sacks. Campbell, 32, is set to count $14.5 million against the salary cap next season unless he and the team agree to restructure his contract.”
Campbell is certain to have yet another successful few years with the Jaguars as the team tries to turn things around after missing the playoffs this past season. But hopefully Austin Seferian-Jenkins will land on his feet, and with a new team, that will develop his skills better than ever before.