The Jaguars re-signed one of their own free agents today in center Brad Meester. Meester has been the face of the Jaguars offensive line since being drafted 60th overall in the 2003 NFL draft. Currently, Meester is the all time leader in starts for the Jaguars, a number he will be adding to this up coming season.
Meester brings veteran leadership to the a Jaguars O-line that has been lack luster to say the least the past few seasons. However, with the addition of probably two new starters on the o-line this coming season, Meester’s skills at calling out blocking assignments will be greatly needed.
There is no hiding that Meester’s level of play has been declining over the past few seasons, as his age (35) is starting to catch up with him. Yet, Meester is a valuable asset on the Jags o-line, if only for a lack of someone younger and better. His experience should be invaluable as the Jags continue to get younger. Meester is a good zone blocker and could have a resurgence with better players around him during his one-year deal. He is the type of bridge player the Jags will need in order to bring a new era of success to Jacksonville.
UPDATE: Meester signed a one year deal to return to the Jaguars