The Jacksonville Jaguars are in dire need of help in the trenches.
After their 39-29 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, the Jacksonville Jaguars had plenty of time to rest and re-group. Now, they need to start preparing for their Week 9 matchup against the Houston Texans. Fortunately for them, there are some brights spots on their roster such as their wide receiver corps and their running game.
However, there’s also a scarcity of talent in other units such as their safety room and their defensive line. That dearth of playmakers is reflected in most defensive categories, as the Jaguars defense ranks 31st in total yards and points allowed.
There are some Jaguars defensive players that have played well in 2020, but they aren’t enough and as a whole, the unit is struggling. Thus, they should strongly consider getting help via trade. The November 3 deadline is around the corner but there is still enough time to get something done. After all, deadlines spur action and the Jaguars have enough draft ammo (10 selections in 2021) to make deals.
If they are serious about exploring trades and trading for some players, they should make their front-four a priority. The unit is getting pushed and has been a non-factor this season. Regardless of the reason, edge defender Josh Allen is going through a sophomore slump and isn’t getting much help from his teammates. DaVon Hamilton had a solid game against the ‘Bolts’, but the team’s brass doesn’t know if his performance is going to carry over to the rest of the season. For that, reason, the ‘Jags’ should target these defensive tackles via trade.