The Jacksonville Jaguars’ safety room could use a boost.
The Jaguars’ defense wasn’t very good in 2020. Although they had a few solid performances after their Bye Week, the unit frequently struggled to stop opposing offenses and was on the wrong end of a few blowouts.
Jacksonville’s front four was pushed around at the line of scrimmage, but their back seven wasn’t much better and had a penchant for allowing big plays last season. While their cornerback room may require more attention, their safety room would surely welcome reinforcements.
Jarrod Wilson will likely take over one safety spot in 2021 but it’s uncertain who will start next to him. The ‘Jags’ could go with Daniel Thomas, who steadily earned playing time and started two games before an arm injury sidelined him. On the other hand, the team’s brass could target Saints safety Marcus Williams who will be, alongside Justin Simmons, one of the best safeties in the open market.
Williams has gotten high Pro Football Focus grades since New Orleans used a second-round pick on him in 2017’s draft. In his four-career, he’s logged 246 total tackles, 30 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and 14 interceptions.