You won’t probably find the Jacksonville Jaguars at the top of many power rankings ahead of training camp. However, they had a productive offseason and got substantially better since the end of the 2021 season.
Sure, it wasn’t always perfect and the Jaguars still have a long way to go before they become a legitimate playoff contender. On the other hand, they also took several steps in the right direction. With that in mind, here are five ways Jacksonville won during the offseason.
5. The Jaguars added depth to most position groups
Back in 2020, the Jaguars hardly spent in free agency and traded away (or released) many key contributors. This left the roster devoid of talent and led to a 1-15 record that year.
The Jags didn’t have many building blocks the past two seasons and when a starter went down, there was a significant dropoff in production. So not only has the team’s brass added playmakers at key positions but they’ve also added depth to most units. There’s still work to be done but Jacksonville’s roster looks in good shape ahead of training camp.
While the wide receiver corps and the cornerback group aren’t among the best in the league, both units have enough depth to withstand a few injuries. The same is true at inside linebacker.
Selecting Chad Muma in the third round of this year’s draft after taking Devin Lloyd might have been seen as unnecessary but defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell will have sufficient talent to run his system without limitations. Even the Jaguars’ safety room, which didn’t get many upgrades in the offseason has four starting-caliber players.