4 NFL free agents Jacksonville Jaguars should still consider
Tony Jefferson could bolster the Jacksonville Jaguars secondary.
It seems like yesterday when the Baltimore Ravens signed Tony Jefferson to a four-year $36 million contract back in 2017. While his tenure with the team only lasted three years, his impact on defense was noticeable.
In those three seasons, Jefferson registered 174 tackles, two forced fumbles, 11 pass deflections, and two interceptions. You have to keep in mind that he only played in five games in 2019 after tearing his ACL in Baltimore’s Week 5 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
While ACL injuries are nothing to scoff at, enough time has passed for Jefferson to recover. He could provide help to a secondary that has been without safety Jarrad Wilson for four games this season due to a hamstring injury.
If Tony Jefferson isn’t your cup of tea, maybe safety Eric Reid will do. The last time we heard of the veteran, he had just turned down an offer from the Washington Football field to join their practice squad. Reid promptly turned down the offer as he has the kind of track record of a starting player in the NFL.
Reid last played for the Carolina Panthers. In his tenure with the team, he recorded one interception, one forced fumble, 11 pass deflections, and 201 total tackles. Moreover, he led the NFL in total tackles with 91 in 2019. He could definitely help a Jaguars defense that ranks 29th in rushing yards allowed after seven weeks.