Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 underrated moves in 2021 offseason

Offensive lineman #72, Walker Little of the Jacksonville Jaguars [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
Offensive lineman #72, Walker Little of the Jacksonville Jaguars [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /
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Jaguars (11) WR Marvin Jones Jr. (13) WR Phillip Dorsett II (Imagn Images photo pool) /

1. Marvin Jones rounds out the Jacksonville Jaguars’ WR corps.

Wide receiver could be a strength for the Jaguars in 2021. They had a talented group last season but they didn’t have a quarterback that could consistently get them the ball. Things will be different in 2021 with Trevor Lawrence taking snaps behind center.

The Jags have a number-one receiver in DJ Chark Jr. and sophomore Laviska Shenault Jr. is poised to have a breakout campaign in 2021. Although they let fan-favorite Keelan Cole walk in free agency, they signed Marvin Jones Jr. to take his place.

The 2012 fifth-round pick isn’t getting as much attention as Chark or Shenault but he will have a big role on Jacksonville’s offense this upcoming season. Jones has never been a number-one receiver but he’s an outstanding number-two. He’s had a 1,000-yard season just once in his career but he’s logged 750 receiving yards or more five times in the last six years. Moreover, he’s scored 32 receiving touchdowns over the last four seasons.

When evaluating Jones’ signing, you also have to take his contract into account. The Jaguars gave him a two-year deal worth $14.5. That’s a bargain when you realize that receivers such as Amari Cooper or Keenan Allen average more than $20 million per season. Jones perfectly fits the underrated category. He will make a big impact in Jacksonville in spite of not having the same name recognition as other wideouts.

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