The Jags resigned DE Jeremy Mincey today.
Mincey is set to be with the Jags for another four years and will get paid right about what was expected when he hit free agency. At 27 million total, nine million guaranteed, Mincey is still a great bargain for the Jaguars.
His skills are better than the pay he would have received with any team and he has shown that he can excel in the Jaguars’ defense. The defense is visibly better and faster with Mincey on the field. When he isn’t getting sacks (he had eight in 2011), he’s racking up tackles (57 in 2011) and enabling other players to make plays.
With the Jaguars focusing on establishing a strong pass rush to open up plays for the secondary it becomes important for the Jaguars to have a high-motor player like Mincey on the field as much as possible. I expect Mincey to perform very well once again in Mel Tucker’s defense. Perhaps he’ll even get better than we would expect from just another year. If the offense can take some pressure off the defense always having to make extreme stops, then I think that Mincey and Co. could very easily get into a groove.
Either way, the resigning is one of the most important for the Jaguars in 2012, will greatly affect the team moving forward.
Welcome back home Jeremy, we like you here and we look forward to seeing you play in 2012!
– Luke N. Sims