Why would the Jacksonville Jaguars be interested in Gabe Jackson?
If you are a frequent reader of B&T, you might’ve read not too long ago that Gabe Jackson was one of two Las Vegas Raiders the Jaguars should avoid this offseason. However, at the time of writing, there were no reports about Jacksonville placing Andrew Norwell on the trading block. However, the landscape is on a daily basis and will continue doing so from now until the free agency period starts.
The Raiders will save $9.6 million against the cap by releasing Jackson, and since they are in need of cap relief the move makes sense from a financial standpoint. A third-round selection in 2014, he had spent his seven-year career with the Silver and Black and even signed a five-year contract extension in 2017 that made him one of the best-paid guards in the NFL.
Although Jackson won’t be able to earn the kind of salary he was going to make in Las Vegas in 2021, a market for his services should materialize this offseason, as he’s just missed nine games in the last six seasons and has appeared in 100, starting 99 of them. The Mississippi State product is a good-not-great guard that could take over the Jaguars’ left tackle spot, the one he played in his first two seasons in the league, and slide to right tackle if necessary.