10 realistic free agents the Jacksonville Jaguars can sign (and afford) in 2024

• The Jaguars would love to sign many free agents in 2024, but there will only a handful they'll have a realistic shot at landing, including the next 10.

Jan 23, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabriel Davis (13) celebrates
Jan 23, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabriel Davis (13) celebrates / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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6. George Fant, swing tackle

One position that isn't brought up nearly enough when discussing the Jacksonville Jaguars' needs ahead of free agency is swing tackle. Last year, they had a trio of starters in Walker Little, Cam Robinson, and Anton Harrison.

However, there's a strong chance Jacksonville will move on from Robinson this offseason, and why wouldn't they? The offensive line played better when he was in the lineup but they have Little and Harrison in the fold, so they can afford to move on from the former Alabama standout.

Moreover, Jacksonville would get $17.1 million in cap space if they released or traded Robinson. And that's the thing; they could place him on the trade block and probably get a third-round pick — maybe a second — based on the demand for left tackles in the league. The one issue that could arise if Robinson leaves is that the Jaguars would need a swing tackle. Fortunately for them, there will be a few available in the open market that should be of their interest. One of them is George Fant.

Fant, an undrafted free agent in 2016, has ample experience, appearing in 99 games with 73 starts throughout his NFL career. More recently, he spent the 2023 season with the Houston Texans but he's also had stints with the New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks. Even though injuries forced him to miss 12 games the past three years, he's as reliable as an offensive tackle can get.

The fact that Fant can line up on either side of the offensive line makes him an intriguing option in the open market. Pro Football Focus projects him to get a one-year deal worth $5 million in 2024. That amount may seem high at first but if you take into account that he's a starting caliber player, one that can step up in case either Little or Harrison misses time, it would be worth the investment.