The Jacksonville Jaguars need to bolster their tight end room.
Other than quarterback, tight end may be the Jaguars’ biggest need on offense. They gave former Cincinnati Bengal Tyler Eifert a two-year $9.5 contract last offseason but didn’t get much production out of him. He finished the 2020 season with 36 receptions on 60 targets for 349 yards and two touchdowns. The team could release him and save $5.25 million with a $1.125 cap hit.
Whether Jacksonville moves on from Eifert or not, they should give their tight room a boost. They could target Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith or Gerald Everett of the Rams. The latter hauled in 41 receptions for 417 yards and one touchdown as the fifth option in Los Angeles’ passing game. Although his touchdown totals could go up, he has averaged almost 11 yards per reception throughout his career.
Another thing the ‘Jags’ should consider is Everett’s value in the open market. Hunter Henry and Smith of the Los Angeles Chargers and Smith will be the top tight ends in free agency and will probably require a heavier financial commitment. On the other hand, Everett may provide a more affordable option if the team doesn’t want to invest too much in the tight end position.