Jaguars: Worst-case signings for each AFC South foe in free agency

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (17) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports /

Jaguars AFC South worst-case scenario No. 2: Texans sign DJ Chark.

Just like the Jaguars, the Houston Texans started a rebuild and hired a new head coach last season but unlike them, David Culley did the best he could to keep them afloat unlike Urban Meyer, who seemingly did everything he shouldn’t have done in Jacksonville.

Also, Meyer had plenty of resources at his disposal while Culley had to lead a team devoid of cap space and draft picks. All things considered, he did a good job but it’s now Lovie Smith’s turn to be the head honcho in Houston. One of his top priorities this year will be to get the most out of quarterback Davis Mills, one of the Texans’ few bright spots in 2021.

Houston needs to know what they have in Mills and if they want to evaluate him fairly, they will need to get him some weapons, which could prompt them to poach DJ Chark from the Jaguars. Jacksonville opted to tag Cam Robinson, not DJ Chark, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want the latter back. Head coach Doug Pederson already said he wants the team to re-sign him but if they can’t strike a deal in the upcoming days, he will hit the open market.

Before Chark suffered an ankle fracture that cut his season short in Week 4, he was averaging 22 yards per reception and gave Jacksonville a deep threat. If the former LSU Tiger lands in Houston, he could make the Jaguars regret letting him walk in free agency.