4 reasons for Jaguars fans to remain optimistic amid all the losing in 2021

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2. The Jaguars will have plenty of cap space in 2022.

The Jaguars have struggled to hoard talent in recent years. The silver lining is that they don’t have many big contracts on their payroll, which means they will have a good amount of cap space at their disposal next offseason.

Other than signing Marvin Jones Jr. and tight end Chris Manhertz, the Jags mainly focused on revamping the defense. In 2022, they should turn their attention to the offense; most position groups are in need of a boost the front office will have enough cap room to target some of the big names in free agency.

Left tackle Cam Robinson, DJ Chark Jr., right guard Andrew Norwell, and right guard A.J. Cann are set to be free agents. While it may make sense to bring back Chark and maybe Norwell at the right price, the Jaguars have to take advantage of the opportunity to upgrade the offensive line and the wide receiver corps next year. Per Over the Cap, Jacksonville is set to have $70 million in cap space. That’s more than enough to target a guard like Connor Williams or Laken Tomlinson. Also, the Jaguars could arrange a reunion with wide receiver Allen Robinson, who will most likely hit the open market in 2022.

Now, free agency isn’t a sustainable way to build a team but it gives teams the chance to acquire proven players to address their needs. The Jaguars are in a prime position to take advantage of this tool next offseason.