Jacksonville Jaguars: Argument for signing S Marcus Williams in FA
The Jacksonville Jaguars could use Marcus Williams’ talent.
Marcus Williams has been solid throughout his career and his Pro Football Focus grades can back that up. He’s been among one of the highest-graded safeties since he joined the league in 2017 and has earned high marks against both the run and the pass.
In fact, PFF predicts the Jaguars will give him a four-year $52 million deal that would pay him $13 million on average per year and would make him the four-highest paid safety behind Kevin Byard, Tyrann Mathieu, and Landon Collins.
Although $13 million per year might look like a bit too much, keep in mind the Jaguars are projected to have $77.61 million in cap space next year. They could re-sign some of their own free agents, such as wide receiver Keelan Cole and cornerback Sidney Jones and still have enough money to ink a couple of free agents.
This Jacksonville team needs to infuse its roster with talented young players. Nevertheless, it also needs to strike a balance and add a few veteran voices via free agency. Marcus Williams has played at a high level for the Saints and the kind of player the ‘Jags’ can sign to round up their roster.