Jacksonville Jaguars: Weighing options at TE heading into free agency

Penn State TE Pat Freiermuth #87 (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
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Foster Moreau #87 (Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars could also trade for a tight end this offseason.

This may be the most unorthodox way to add tight end talent this offseason, but if the Jaguars don’t feel comfortable with their options in free agency or the draft, they could also trade for one. Alex Kay Bleacher Report suggested the Jags trade for David Njoku of the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles are offering Zach Ertz in exchange for a third or fourth-round pick, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media.

While trading for Njoku might not be worth it, Ertz is just one year removed from being a top 3 tight end in the NFL. Injuries and a hectic season in Philly might’ve played a factor in his drop in production but he could still have plenty of gas in the tank, so Jacksonville should perform due diligence on him.

Also, the Jaguars could call the Las Vegas Raiders about Foster Moreau. Darren Waller is their top tight end and last year, the LSU product was buried on the depth chart behind veteran Jason Witten but he’s performed well when given a chance.

As a rookie, Moreau scored five touchdowns even though he was targeted just 35 times and last season, he had two receiving touchdowns on nine targets and averaged 20 yards per reception. Although the sample was small, he could surely take on an expanded role. Regardless of what the Jaguars decide to do, they have alternatives when it comes to upgrading their tight end room.

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