Stefen Wisniewski provides depth to the Jags O-line


Free agency isn’t done in Jacksonville quite yet, the Jaguars recently signed former Oakland Raiders Center Stefen Wisniewski to provide depth to the offensive line.

The Jaguars signed Wisniewski to a 1 year deal which makes a lot of sense, he recently had a shoulder surgery which could be a big reason why it took him so long to sign with a team.

This seems to be a very low risk signing, the Jags have the money to play with and they need more veteran presence on their offensive line, Wisniewski provides that. Also, the contract is only 1 year so if Wisniewski can return back to his elite level then the Jags will have a chance to re-sign him next offseason and if that isn’t the case they will cut ties with him without investing much.

Now on to what he provides to the Jaguars O-line, one good thing about Wisniewski is that he already familiar with Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olsen. He spent the past 2 seasons playing under Greg Olsen in Oakland so there shouldn’t to much of a learning curve for him. The most important thing he provides is depth, he is expected to compete with 2nd year Jags player, Luke Bowanko for the starting center position.

Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell had this to say about the addition of Wisniewski, 

"“He gives us great position flexibility along our offensive line as he has started at both center and guard during his career. He has a familiarity with our offensive system and brings a lot of experience to our offensive line room”."

Preach Caldwell preach, I couldn’t agree more with the amazing and mysterious Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell. Let’s be honest, how awesome is it to sign a player for only 2.5 million dollars that has a chance of returning to an elite level? The Jaguars offensive line suffered major struggles last season, in their defense, the offensive line was very young but allowing a league high 71 sacks is unacceptable.

Time will tell how quickly Wisniewski will be able to recover from this offseason’s shoulder surgery but there is such a low risk associated with this signing that its more than worth it. If Wisniewski can return to his old form then the Jags will have the anchor of their offensive line and also a veteran that can help the growth of the young members on the Jags O-line.

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