Jacksonville Jaguars struggles don’t end in these AFC South rankings
The Jacksonville Jaguars may already be looking forward to the offseason.
The Jaguars will have plenty of ammo to upgrade their roster in 2021. They’re currently projected to have $83.99 million in cap space and will have 10 draft selections (two of them in the first round) at their disposal. One good draft and a solid free-agent class could be enough to quickly turn the franchise around.
Of course, this abundance of resources won’t mean much if the team’s brass doesn’t use them efficiently, something they haven’t proven they can do if we look at their track record. On the bright side, if rookie Jake Luton plays well, the organization could use their selections in a position other than quarterback.
The Houston Texans pose an interesting conundrum. The organization is currently $8.5 million over the 2021 cap and they will have to make some tough personnel choices to get out of the red. It’s too early to tell, but we could see them parting ways with players such as All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt or wide receiver Brandin Cooks in the offseason.
Whoever becomes the Texans general manager will be responsible for fixing the team’s financial books without much cap space. It will be a daunting task considering the team currently holds eight draft selections, none of them in the first or second round.