- D.J. Chark spent his first four years in the NFL with Jacksonville.
- He is set to become a free agent, but it appears as though he is comfortable where he is currently.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have a big decision to make at wide receiver. D.J. Chark Jr. is set to become a free agent this offseason if the team cannot agree on a deal by March 14th.
If the two sides cannot come to an agreement by that date, Chark can begin negotiating with other teams and eventually sign with one on March 16. Three teams are reportedly interested in the 25-year-old wide receiver and are set to pay “legit cash” to sign him.
Through his first four years in the league, he has proved to be worth the money.
Lawrence to DJ Chark for a 41-yard score. #DUUUVAL
— NFL (@NFL) September 12, 2021
It is unclear as to what three teams are prepared to pay top dollar, but the Browns, Patriots and Chargers have all had reported interest in the veteran this offseason. There is a real chance that the former LSU Tiger could choose to seek a change in scenery and join a franchise that has been less dysfunctional.
However, the Jags have a new coach in Doug Pederson, who seems to be more respected than Urban Meyer already, and playing with Trevor Lawrence is an enticing opportunity. As of now, it appears as though Chark is operating under the impression that he will be back in Florida this fall.
Based on his social media, at least.
Chark’s 2021 season, his first with Lawrence, was cut short in Week 4 due to an ankle injury. However, he has rehabbed back to full strength and is on the field putting in work with some players of note.
In a recent Instagram story, Chark shared a photo of himself working out at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville. Lawrence was with him. As was tight end James O’Shaughnessy, it appears.
Trev and Chark were putting in some work recently 👀. pic.twitter.com/7jR3VhMWOa
— Touchdown Jaguars! Podcast (@TDJaguarsPod) March 9, 2022
This does not mean that Chark is returning to the Jaguars. For all we know, they may not even choose to offer him.
But, based on the Instagram story, it appears as though Chark wants to play with the former Heisman Trophy winner. Will Jacksonville pony up to bring him back? Only time will tell.