The Jaguars have declined to exercise the fifth-year option on DE Dante Fowler Jr. He was their first round draft pick in 2015. Fowler Jr. had 10 total sacks in 2017, including two sacks against Tom Brady and the Patriots in the AFC Championship game. The option would have cost the Jaguars $14.2 million.
The #Jaguars elected not to exercise the fifth-year option on DE Dante Fowler for 2019, source says. However, they believe he’s an ascending player and hope to get a long-term deal to keep the former Gator in Florida.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 2, 2018
Executive Vice President of the Jaguars Tom Coughlin released a statement regarding the decision: