The Jacksonville Jaguars made several improvements to their roster this offseason but how much better did they really get? It’s true that many of the players they signed in free agency will go on to become key contributors but it came at a hefty price. Moreover, they weren’t the only team in the AFC South that tried to make upgrades.
Then again, all teams in the division have made several mistakes this offseason. The Jaguars’ biggest one might have been overpaying for wide receiver Christian Kirk. However, the rest of the division also made some puzzling moves.
Here are 3 moves the Jaguars’ AFC South rivals made that made us laugh:
1. The Titans trading for wide receiver Robert Woods.
The Tennessee Titans made it to the AFC Championship as recently as 2019 and the AFC South still runs through them. Nevertheless, they might have a hard time keeping up with the rest of the conference when you take into account that their offense was middle-of-the-pack last year and they have made just one meaningful addition in 2022.
Last year, the Titans traded for Julio Jones hoping he would form a dynamic receiver duo alongside A.J. Brown but they got a player that was hardly a factor in his first and only season in Tennessee. This offseason, they took a similar approach and sent a sixth-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for Robert Woods.
Keep in mind that Woods is coming off an ACL and expecting him to be the player he was in 2019 when he hauled in 90 receptions for 1,134 yards might be unrealistic. Moreover, the Titans are a run-heavy team that will try to lean on Derrick Herrick as much as possible in 2022, so Woods may end up not moving the needle much.