Justin Simmons quickly bolster the Jacksonville Jaguars’ secondary.
Have you even need to clean your room but things are so messy that you don’t know how to start? That could describe the current state of the Jaguars’ defense. The unit has so many holes that you could start anywhere and most approaches would work.
On the bright side, Jacksonville has the means to fix most of their roster needs this offseason, and it can’t neglect their safety group. Justin Simmons will be one of the best safeties to hit the open market. He will likely command a top-market contract, but his play on the field warrants it.
Simmons has been one of the best Broncos defenders in the last two years, logging 142 total tackles (five for a loss), 24 passes defensed, and nine interceptions. Also, he earned a 77.4 PFF grade, the eighth highest for a safety last season.
Jarrod Wilson will likely take over one safety spot, but it’s uncertain who will lineup next to him. Daniel Thomas showed promise in his rookie year before an arm injury sidelined him and although he will likely get another chance to prove himself, the Jaguars should not place all their chips on the Auburn product. Instead, they should bring in Simmons, who could help them stabilize their secondary.