Tight end may be Jaguars most improved position in 2022
The Jaguars’ TE room looks promising ahead of the 2022 season.
The Jaguars still felt the position group was lacking early in 2021 even after signing Jacob Hollister. Ultimately, he never made an impact and the team went on to acquire Dan Arnold in a trade with the Carolina Panthers. Arnold had a few critical drops early on but quickly became a favorite target of Trevor Lawrence until an injury knocked him out of the season in week 12.
While Arnold remains on the roster and proved to be a formidable passing option, new head coach Doug Pederson who is known to place a premium on the position and continued to add to the group by signing Evan Engram in free agency.
Engram had his best year in 2017 with quarterback Eli Manning. After Manning’s departure, Engram and the Giant’s offense struggled with inconsistent quarterback play. Engram was a widely sought-after draft prospect as he has good hands and is an incredible athlete capable of consistently creating separation.
All in all, the tight end position group may be one of the most improved position groups on the team. With Manhertz, Engram, and Arnold leading the way it is safe to say that this year’s tight end group is a drastic upgrade from the groups we have seen in recent years.