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Shaquill Griffin returns to Florida, signs with Jaguars

An Alumknight comes back to Florida.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

When Shaquill Griffin was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, he could not have travelled any further from Orlando for his first NFL home.

In his second NFL home, he’s a lot closer.

On Tuesday afternoon, Shaquill Griffin inked a 3-year, $44.5 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

This isn’t the first time the Jags have paid big bucks for a UCF Knights cornerback in free agency. In 2017, the Jaguars paid A.J. Bouye a five-year contract worth $67.5 million. Bouye only survived three years of that contract as he was traded to the Denver Broncos following the 2019 season.

The Jags fill a major need by signing Griffin. He’ll play opposite C.J. Henderson, their Top 10 pick from a year ago and form one of the most exciting potential cornerback duos in the league.

In an added bonus for UCF fans, with Shaquill coming to Jacksonville now, his brother Shaquem is reportedly expected to join him: