Julius Thomas is set to hit free agency following the tagging of wide receiver Demaryius Thomas by the Denver Brocnos. This is great news for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who hope to get a quality pass catcher in free agency. Thomas, a tight end, is among the best pass catchers available in the 2015 NFL Free Agency class and would set the Jaguars up to move on from Marcedes Lewis, who has been a disappointment since being handed a big contract after a breakout 2010 season.
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The Jags are expected to be aggressive players for Julius Thomas in the 2015 NFL Free Agency period as they hope to provide a reliable receiving threat and outlet for second-year quarterback Blake Bortles.
Money appears to be no object at this point in the free agency buildup. The Jags have the most cap room in the league and anticipate spending heavily to make a splash and also ensure that year three in their massive rebuild helps them double their win total over the past two seasons (7 wins).
Thomas would help the Jaguars in the receiving department and would pair well with the better blocking of Marcedes Lewis. This would enable the Jaguars to use both players in advantageous situations for their abilities, setting the team up with better schemes in tough situation. In 2014, the Jaguars desperately needed to create mismatches but found themselves short on talent.
For now, it’s all speculation. DM Dave Caldwell hasn’t revealed the Jags will push for Julius Thomas yet and he is keeping things quiet overall. But with the tagging of Demaryius Thomas, the Jags pretty much have a green light to take a shot at landing one of the premier targets of this year’s free agent class. If they do, they likely will still have plenty of space left to land another top-flight free agent this offseason.