Jacksonville Jaguars: Three Ways to Help Gardner Minshew in 2020
Sign Austin Hooper in Free Agency
It might be harder to sign Austin Hooper in free agency than it was once thought. The tight end was just named to the Pro Bowl, replacing San Francisco 49ers star, George Kittle.
Hooper would fit nicely into the Jaguars offense, no matter what kind of scheme is used by the new offensive coordinator.
The Jaguars have had some of the worst luck with tight ends the past two seasons. The position was supposed to a feature in many variations by DeFilippo this past season, but it never came to fruition. To give you some idea, James O’Shaughnessy led all tight ends with receptions and he played in just five games in 2019.
There is a belief the tight ends who come back to the team this offseason could still make an impact, with Josh Oliver needing to prove his worth as a third-round draft pick. Nick O’Leary also figures to fit into the equation, as he showed just enough to warrant another chance to make the roster in camp.
Hooper may be the best tight end in free agency starting in March, but he must hit the open market first.