The Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense needs an infusion of talent.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will need to revamp their roster in the offseason if they want to become relevant again and compete for a playoff spot year in and year out, something they haven’t done since the early years of the franchise.
The ‘Jags’ certainly enjoyed some success when David Garrard was the starting quarterback and they made the AFC Champions back as recently as 2017. Nevertheless, they haven’t won many games in the last three seasons and their lack of playmakers is a big reason why.
You could argue about the merits of the Pro Bowl, but the fact no Jaguars player was selected should be a cause for concern. Linebacker Myles Jack was a worthy candidate and so were center Brandon Linder and running back James Robinson, but other than them, who else deserved a nod?
The Jaguars’ defense currently ranks 32 in yards allowed and 30 in points. Their pass rush has been a non-factor most of the year, and they haven’t been able to make many big plays in 2020. They need to add playmakers to all levels on defense, and they hold 11 selections in 2021’s draft. However, it may not be enough to address all their roster holes.
Fortunately, the free agency period will offer some enticing options to address their needs, such as New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams.