The Jacksonville Jaguars can round out their linebacker corps.
The Jaguars have devoted plenty of resources to their linebacker unit. After using a second-round selection to take Myles Jack in 2016’s draft, the team gave him a four-year $57 million contract extension in 2019. Last season, this Jacksonville team signed Joe Schobert to a five-year $53.7 million contract, so you may be wondering why they should bring in yet another linebacker.
The answer is easy, the ‘Jags’ have the resources to bolster every position group they want and they should make good use of the cap space and draft picks they will have this offseason. They could choose someone such as Dylan Moses of Alabama or Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah of Notre Dame early in 2021’s draft.
On the other hand, free agency will offer a few enticing choices, such as Cardinals linebacker Haason Reddick and K.J. Wright of the Seattle Seahawks, who is still playing at a high level even though he’s coming off his tenth year in the NFL. Last season, he registered 82 total tackles, ten batted passes, two sacks, and one interception.
The Jaguars were rather passive in last year’s free agency period. This year, they have enough money to be active and make a couple of impact signings, Wright could contribute right out of the gate and help them fix their defensive woes.