The Jacksonville Jaguars are gearing up for free agency and have already started to make moves, applying the franchise tag on Cam Robinson. With left tackle off their offseason checklist, the team’s brass can now turn their attention to adding talent on offense and fortifying their defense.
Head coach Urban Meyer said in a recent sit-down with the local media that the team will bolster the defensive front and will solidify the secondary, so the Jaguars will most likely prioritize those position groups in the open market. After all, even after slapping Robinson with the tag, they will have around $67.5 million in cap space and should be able to make a few splash signings.
On the other hand, general manager Trent Baalke emphasized the word “value” in a recent press conference. He said that Jacksonville may not necessarily sign the most expensive players and added that “there’s all different levels of ‘like'”. He then went on to explain that the team’s brass wants to get the right players at the correct price.
Also, there’s the fact the free-agent market hasn’t fully taken shape, as teams are re-signing their own players and are releasing others either because their performance isn’t proportional to their salary or simply because they’re in need of cap relief. Regardless of the reason for their dismissal, the Jags should avoid these cap casualties in the open market.