The 2016 first-rounder never lived up to his draft stock with the Vikings; his most productive campaign came in 2018, when he made 35 catches for 302 yards. Given his underwhelming numbers, it came as little surprise when he moved on to Atlanta in free agency the following offseason. That led to an equally underwhelming year, however, leaving expectations low for his inaugural Jacksonville season.
Matching his career high in starts (seven), the Ole Miss alum also set a new personal mark with 434 yards on 33 receptions, leading to an impressive 13.2 yard average. That represented one of the few bright spots for the Jaguars last season, and earned Treadwell a one-year deal in March. He lost out a camp/preseason battle for the team’s last receiver spots, however, leading to his release.
Jacksonville actively made additions to their pass-catching corps this offseason, including free agent deals to Christian Kirk and Zay Jones. They, along with returnees Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault, are in line to form the receiver nucleus for QB Trevor Lawrence. While that group has led (in part) to the optimism now surrounding the team, Treadwell will now need to find a new home as roster cuts continue. He could carry slightly more upside than other free agents given his age (27), but he will be hard-pressed to land anything more than a ‘prove-it’ contract at this point.