The Jacksonville Jaguars have more pressing needs.
The Jaguars weren’t a good team in 2020 and most of their position groups are in need of a boost heading into the offseason. However, wide receiver isn’t one of them, as they have a few playmakers in place. Before this Jacksonville team signs Golladay or another wide receiver in free agency, they should address their defensive line and their secondary. They will have plenty of cap space in 2021, not a credit card.
It’s true the ‘Jags’ didn’t have a 1,000-yard wide receiver this past season, but that should change in 2021 with better quarterback play. If Trevor Lawrence can acclimatize himself to the NFL, the Jaguars’ wide receiver unit could see their production spike, and D.J. Chark could once again be the Pro Bowl player he was in 2019.
Rookies Collin Johnson and Laviska Shenault Jr. displayed flashes of playmaking prowess in 2020 and bringing in Golladay could be counterproductive, as his presence could hinder the Jaguars’ wide receivers’ growth. Johnson and Shenault may not be as polished as Golladay at this point in their careers, but they need to play if they want to continue their development.
Golladay would surely be an asset for the Jaguars. Nevertheless, the organization may be better off passing him up and focus their attention on other position groups in free agency.