Jacksonville’s defense will play the rest of the season without their veteran leader in the secondary.
The Jaguars usually match up Mathis against the team’s best receiver. He was having a solid enough season, but this news will crush his free agent value. Mathis’ contract ends at the end of the year.
Will Middleton will likely replace Mathis in the starting lineup for the 3-6 Jaguars.
UPDATE: The team placed Mathis on injured reserve. They also placed tackle Eben Britton on injured reserve following complications with his back surgery.