Jaguars News: Don’t expect them to be pursuing free agents

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram #17 and Trevor Lawrence #1 at TIAA Bank Field. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram #17 and Trevor Lawrence #1 at TIAA Bank Field. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union] /

The Jacksonville Jaguars were a surprise team in 2022-23 and now people are going to be expecting them to do what they can during the off-season to improve their team. Smart decisions could be the difference between them being a playoff contender or a Super Bowl champion.

Of course, the growth of Trevor Lawrence’s game is going to be a big factor for them. He has a chance to become one of the best players in the National Football League. He showed all of the signs needed to be confident in him as a starting quarterback over this past season.

Now, how are the Jaguars going to add to their roster to improve? Well, don’t expect them to be big-time spenders in spring training.

There are reports out there that they are going to focus more on bringing their own players back rather than spending money to bring new guys in. That is not a bad idea at all as long as they are good with the 2023 NFL Draft and maybe a trade or two.

The Jacksonville Jaguars won’t be all that active with free agents this off-season.

Obviously, there could be a couple of under-the-radar type moves for them but nothing big is going to happen.

Locking down Evan Engram will obviously help them grow as a franchise as Lawrence really does need a tight end. They still might try to draft a good one for the future but Engram would certainly be a welcomed returning player if they can get it done. Other teams will pursue him as well.

It isn’t often that we see the Jaguars coming off a year like this so we have to wait and see how they handle it. With a quarterback like Trevor Lawrence in play, they have to be smart so they can take advantage of what he brings to the table.

Bringing back their guys, making a few smart trades again, and doing well with all of their draft picks will get this team to where it needs to be.

They barely lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs after pulling off a playoff win (27-point comeback) a week prior. With more experience and development, this team can be good. It sounds like they have a plan which is exciting.

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