The Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive line could use a bit of the Patriot Way.
Defensive tackle Lawrence Guy said towards the end of the 2020 season that he would like to stay in New England because of the roots he’s laid there and added that Patriots are very special to him. However, free agency is around the corner and all signs point to him hitting the open market.
A seventh-round selection by the Indianapolis Colts, Guy spent time in Indy, San Diego, and Baltimore before signing a four-year $20 million contract to join the Pats in 2017. Although the Arizona State product didn’t have much of an impact early in his NFL career, he progressively earned more playing time and started 70 games in the last five seasons. Moreover, he’s remained healthy and missed just two games in that span.
Last season, Guy posted a 68.2 Pro Football Focus and hasn’t had one lower than 66.7 in the last six years. In that span, he’s logged 174 total tackles (29 for a loss), 12.5 sacks, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and one interception.
Pro Football Focus projects Guy will get a one-year $7 million deal in free agency while Over the Cap thinks the amount would be closer to $4 million. Let’s say the defensive tackle wants to get $5.5 million per year, that could turn out to be a good investment for the Jaguars.