Jayon Brown could give the Jacksonville Jaguars’ linebacker corps a boost.
When it comes to the Jaguars’ defense, their linebacker corps may currently be their most solid position group. Last season, the team’s brass signed Joe Schobert to a five-year $53.7 million contract, and the former Cleveland Brown was one of the few brights spots on Jacksonville’s defense.
The only Jaguars defender that was arguably better than Schobert was fellow linebacker Myles Jack. The duo combined for 259 total tackles (12 for a loss), 3.5 sacks, four interceptions, nine passes defensed and three forced fumbles. However, the team should prioritize finding a third linebacker to solidify the unit.
Tyrell Adams of the Houston Texans could be an option but so is Titans linebacker Jayon Brown, who was playing at a high level in 2020 before an elbow injury cut his season short. The UCLA product dressed up for 10 games last year and logged 72 total tackles (five for a loss), eight passes defensed, one interception, and two forced fumbles.
The Titans linebacker is an asset in pass defense and has earned the tenth-best Pro Football Focus passing grade since 2018. The Jaguars had a hard time defending the pass last season, and Brown could help them fix that.