The Jacksonville Jaguars are now operating under a new general manager and head coach in Trent Baalke and Urban Meyer, respectively. You can bet that there will be a multitude of transactions happening within Jacksonville this offseason on both sides of the ball.
In this article, we will cover a handful of possible transactions that the Jaguars could explore.
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Trade QB Gardner Minshew II
It’s been pretty clear that the Jaguars are finished with the Gardner Minshew II project. They have either two options at this point. They can keep Minshew and continue to develop him or they can trade him for mid-to-late round draft capital. The perks of keeping Minshew are that he’s proved himself to be a capable substitute starter.
Sign S Marcus Williams
The Jaguars could use some depth at the safety position and adding a veteran presence could go a long way. Granted, Marcus Williams only has four years under his belt, but in those four years, he has 246 total tackles and 13 interceptions. Williams’ talent is often overshadowed by his infamous missed tackle in the 2017 NFC Divisional Round that allowed the Minnesota Vikings to advance to the NFC Conference Championship with 25 seconds on the board. But nevertheless, he has serious potential and a fresh start in Jacksonville could do him good.
Sign DE Leonard Williams
The Jaguars need all the help that they can get on the defensive line. They can’t just look to the draft to fill in the edges here, they have to go out and find a suitable pass rusher.
Leonard Williams, former 2015 sixth overall pick, didn’t have the best start to his career with the New York Jets but has proven himself extremely valuable in his year and a half with the New York Giants. He has 12 sacks in 24 games with the Giants while he had 17 sacks with the Jets within 71 games.