The Jacksonville Jaguars were the youngest team in the NFL in 2014, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles was surrounded by inexperienced players, and it showed as the Jaguars averaged a paltry 15.6 points per game, the worst number in the entire league.
Consequently, it should come as no surprise that the Jaguars are expected to be very active in free agency. One of the teams top targets is probably Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb. Luke has already discussed how much Cobb is worth, and Marc Sessler of NFL.com is listing the Jaguars as one of the best fits for Cobb.
"1. Randall Cobb, Green Bay PackersOne of the game’s most exciting slot receivers, Cobb looms as an instant X factor for any club he joins. Green Bay wants to keep him, but the Packers aren’t likely to pay him more than Jordy Nelson‘s $9.763 annually and $14.2 million in guarantees. Still, after watching Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones and Jermichael Finley depart through free agency, Mike McCarthy’s offense needs Cobb in the building to keep pace in the NFC. He’ll trigger a bidding war if he goes to market.Free-agent fit: Roughly $69 million under the cap, the Jaguars “are expected to be all over Cobb,” per Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Raiders — also flush with cash — make sense as a target after general manager Reggie McKenzie helped draft Cobb. Oakland already purged James Jones from Green Bay, why not double down?"
Besides the money, the Jaguars are an obvious candidate because they desperately need a veteran receiver. With Cecil Shorts on the way out, the Jaguars can’t move forward with 3 guys going into only their second year (Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns). Cobb would be a perfect fit in the slot, and he’d serve as a nice safety valve for Bortles as he gets comfortable in Greg Olson’s offense.