Jacksonville Jaguars Cornerback Griffin's 2023 Status Uncertain

The Jacksonville Jaguars were without their star cornerback for much of the 2022 regular season due to a back injury, but he should be good to go for the 2023 season. Whether that's with the Jaguars or not remains to be seen. According to the Florida Times-Union's Demetrius Harvey, cornerback Shaquill Griffin is uncertain of his status with the team.

Griffin is due $13.5 million in salary and bonuses in the 2023 season, a hefty sum for a player who only played five games in 2022. He joined the Jaguars on a three-year, $40 million deal ahead of the 2021 season.

Griffin allowed a mediocre 109.5 passer rating on throws in his direction in his debut season with the Jaguars and a 110.4 passer rating last season. He could be a prime candidate for release: the Jaguars could save more than $13 million by cutting him this offseason.

Griffin entered the league as the 90th overall pick of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017 NFL Draft and earned a Pro Bowl with the team in 2019. He'd likely have to settle for a relatively modest deal if he becomes available in the coming months.  

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