The Jacksonville Jaguars will have enough cap space to be aggressive in 2022’s free agency.
The Jacksonville Jaguars led the league in cap space before the start of free agency. At the time, it would’ve been reasonable to think they were going to pursue some of the biggest names in the market but that’s not how things went. Instead, they re-signed some of their own free agents and signed key depth pieces.
The Jags did add cornerback Shaquill Griffin, safety Rayshawn Jenkins and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. All of them have had fruitful NFL careers but none of them are what you would call elite, at least not right now. Nevertheless, they will have an impact in Jacksonville this upcoming season.
Before quarterback Trevor Lawrence inked his rookie deal, the Jaguars had $38.49 million in cap space, according to Over the Cap. They still need to sign running back Travis Etienne, cornerback Tyson Campbell, and offensive tackle Walker Little. However, the team’s brass will have around $20 million in cap room once they get their whole rookie class under contract. They could use the remaining cap to reinforce the roster and add a few players before training camp. Another option is to carry over that spare into next offseason.
Regardless of the approach the Jaguars end up taking, they need to start planning a budget for 2022. They made several important additions this offseason but they will need to keep fortifying the roster if they want to compete for a playoff berth. Here are three dream free-agent targets they could pursue next year.