Ranking Jacksonville Jaguars potential free agents in 2023
Ranking Jacksonville Jaguars potential FAs: The best of the bunch II
3. Jawaan Taylor, right tackle
Right tackle Jawaan Taylor hit his stride in 2022. Although he made 49 consecutive starts over his first three NFL seasons, he struggled with penalties and was inconsistent in pass protection.
Taylor earned a payday this past season and will be highly coveted in free agency. However, the Jaguars won’t have the cap space to meet his potential salary demands, so it’s hard to picture him returning to Jacksonville in 2023.
2. Arden Key, defensive end
Defensive end Arden Key could have signed with the Kansas City Chiefs but chose to join the Jags because he believed they were a challenge. The former LSU Tiger became an important part of their pass rush rotation and finished the 2022 season with 4.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hits.
Key signed a one-year, $4 million deal last offseason but his price tag will likely go up in 2023. Either way, signing him would be a worthy investment.
1. Evan Engram, tight end
Tight end Evan Engram bet on himself last offseason and it paid off. The Jags wanted him to sign a long-term deal but he preferred a one-year deal. The former Ole Miss Rebels set new team records for yards in a game by a tight end, catches by a tight end in a season, and receiving yards by a tight end in a season.
Giving Engram a multi-year deal makes sense but he could hit the open market if he thinks he can get a better contract from another club.