Jacksonville Shows Myles Jack The Door

Videos by OutKick

The Jacksonville Jaguars went on a spending spree the first day of free agency — handing out six big contracts — but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday the team released linebacker Myles Jack in what seems to be a cap-savings move.

Jack led the Jaguars with 108 combined tackles in 2021, marking his third season with at least 107 tackles in the last four years, CBS Sports reports.

The transaction creates $4.8 million in dead cap, but will save Jacksonville $8.35 million. He was set to enter the second-to-last year of his contract.

Jacksonville Shows Myles Jack The Door
Myles Jack (44) of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at TIAA Bank Field on November 21, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images).

The UCLA product was drafted by the Jaguars with the No. 36 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and made his NFL debut in the team’s season opener later that year. He has spent his entire six-year career in Jacksonville and signed a four-year, $57 million extension in August 2019 that made him the third-highest-paid inside linebacker. 

The 26-year-old linebacker has totaled 403 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss, 15 passes defended, 6.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries and three INTs in the 73 games he’s played in his career — 67 of which he has started.


After the Jaguars made so many big money moves on Monday, it’s possible that Jack won’t be the only Jags starter who will be playing for a new team this fall.

The team signed Christian Kirk and Zay Jones on Monday and as ESPN’s Michael DiRocco reports, Jaguars wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. is an offensive weapon the team may be looking to move after Monday’s transactions.

Follow Meg Turner on Twitter @Megnturner_ and Instagram @Megnturner

New PointsBet Sportsbook users can make their first bets risk-free up to $2,000.  If the bet loses, PointsBet will refund you in site credit. New users can lock in this offer NOW by clicking this link.

New DraftKings users can get up to a $1000 deposit bonus and receive a 20% first deposit match up to $1,000 when they sign up. New users can lock in this offer NOW by clicking this link.

Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply