3 tight ends Jacksonville Jaguars should target via trade

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The Jacksonville Jaguars should be looking to upgrade their tight end room.

After seven weeks of NFL football, the Jacksonville Jaguars have a chance to take a step back and regroup during their Bye Week. Things haven’t gone the way we expected and their 1-6 record reflects that.

While there have been some solid performances from some Jaguars units, many of them haven’t had much of an impact and have failed to contribute. One of those their tight end room, which has been a non-factor for most of the season. The ‘Jags’ signed former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert in the offseason, hoping he could contribute.

At the time, it looked like a move that could pay off big time as Eifert can be effective if he’s healthy. However, that was a big if as the tight end has played in all 16 games in a season just once in his career due to a myriad of injuries. This year has been no different as he has already missed one game and it’s uncertain whether he will play in Week 9.

So far, Eifert has hauled in 11 receptions for 93 yards and one touchdown and the rest of the ‘Jags’ tight end group hasn’t contributed much either. Veteran James O’Shaughnessy has caught 15 passes for 147 and no touchdowns while rookie Tyler Davis hasn’t recorded a stat.

This Jacksonville doesn’t need an elite tight end, but the team’s brass surely wants more production from the position. For that reason, they should be targeting these three tight ends via trade before the November 3 deadline.