Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 options at right tackle ahead of free agency
The Jacksonville Jaguars should consider the benefits of a potential reunion.
The Jaguars are projected to have a league-high $82 million in cap space and could go on a shopping-spree this offseason if they want to. However, they can’t sign every big-name player in the open market and need to make a few bargains in free agency.
Kelvin Beachum isn’t a top-echelon offensive tackle but should garner some attention in the open market. A seventh-round selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012, Beachum was the Jaguars’ starting left tackle in 2016 and has started 120 games over his nine-year career. The SMU product signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals last offseason after playing for the New York Jets form 2017 to 2019.
PFF believes Beachum will sign a two-year $10 million contract this offseason, which is the same amount they think Mike Remmers will get in the open market. However, Beachum is the better offensive tackle and could actually challenge Jawaan Taylor for the starting right tackle job. Many things have changed since he played in Jacksonville but the 2020 squad should be significantly better than its 2016 counterpart and Beachum could be part of head coach Urban Meyer’s rebuild.