Jacksonville Jaguars 2018 Free Agents: Who will stay and who could leave?


The Jacksonville Jaguars have some notable names as pending free agents in the 2018 offseason.

As we all know, the offseason is never really an offseason in the NFL. When the new league year kicks off in March, free agency will be a buzz league-wide.

The 2017 Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off a division title, and an impressive run to the AFC Championship game. The Jaguars are poised to be a force to be reckoned with for years to come, but have some crucial decisions to make in terms of impending free agents.

Let’s take a look at players that could be staying or going as the Jaguars plan for the future:

WR Allen Robinson

The wide receiver’s 2017 campaign was over in the first quarter of game one after tearing his ACL on a reception on the third play of the game. Losing Robinson for the year was a monumental blow to the Jaguars receiving corp, who had to try to fill the void with the help of two rookie wideouts.

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Robinson is set to be a free agent, but I would be shocked if Jacksonville lets him go anywhere. Robinson, even coming off of the injury, is still a number one receiver, and one of the best young pass catchers in the league. The Jaguars know what they have in Robinson, and should lock him up.

LB Paul Posluszny

Posluszny finished his seventh season in Jacksonville in 2017, and got the first taste of the playoffs in his 11-year career. Still, Poz is just not what he used to be. The veteran, step-by-step, has taken a smaller role with the team and that would only continue.

The Jaguars currently don’t have much depth at linebacker, but the only way I could see Posluszny returning would be on a reduced type of deal, should Poz want to accept it and continue to play in Jacksonville in a limited role.

WR Marqise Lee

With Allen Robinson out the entire 2017 season, Lee was tasked with stepping up in his absence. Lee made plays, but ultimately ended up behind rookie Keelan Cole as receiving leader.

With Robinson most likely returning, and the potential shown by Cole and other rookie wideout Dede Westbrook, Marqise Lee will probably find better money elsewhere.

CB Aaron Colvin

Nickel Cornerback Aaron Colvin was an often underappreciated piece to a stellar Jaguars defense in 2017. With quarterbacks looking to avoid going at Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, Colvin was targeted often, and held his own.

While it would be a major bonus to be able to bring him back, Colvin is going to be a hot commodity for teams looking for a top cornerback, and Colvin will land a big deal as a team’s starting corner.

QB Chad Henne

After six seasons in Jacksonville, which included time as the starter, Chad Henne’s tenure with the Jaguars will almost certainly be over. Regardless of if it’s drafting an early-round quarterback or signing a different veteran backup, there are more logical decisions out there in lieu of re-signing Henne.

OL Patrick Omameh

The guard position has been turbulent for the Jaguars, but Patrick Omameh did a decent job at left guard when healthy in 2017. Jacksonville will definitely look to add guys at guard this offseason, but there is a solid chance the team decides to bring Omameh back, even in a potential backup role.