5 most underrated moves the Jacksonville Jaguars made this offseason
The Jacksonville Jaguars had their work cut out after finishing 3-14 last year and have spent the last few months making changes to their coaching staff, the front office, and the roster. Some moves they made won’t garner as many headlines and a few of them won’t have an immediate impact.
Nevertheless, it’s good to see the Jags take an aggressive approach to try to turn things around. With that in mind, here are five important but underrated moves Jacksonville made this offseason.
No. 1 Jaguars underrated move this offseason – Sign UDFA EJ Perry
The Jaguars entered the 2022 NFL Draft with six picks in the last two rounds and it was this writer’s opinion that they should have used one of them to add a quarterback prospect. They didn’t but they did sign Brown quarterback EJ Perry after the conclusion of the selection meeting.
Perry was originally going to join the Philadelphia Eagles but ended up landing in Jacksonville. He says he was drawn to Doug Pederson and his coaching staff. Although the Ivy League quarterback faces an uphill battle to make the roster, he could turn out to be an underrated addition down the road.
C.J. Beathard is currently the team’s primary backup behind Trevor Lawrence but he’s set to become a free agent next year. The Jaguars’ brass will have a whole year to groom and evaluate Perry and if he shows enough progress, he could compete for the top backup spot next offseason.
Perry will have to first beat Jake Luton in training camp and although he doesn’t have outstanding arms strength, he’s got the accuracy and tools to potentially become a solid backup quarterback in the NFL.