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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5. Dorance Armstrong, edge rusher

The Jaguars need a No. 3 edge pass rusher behind Travon Walker and Josh Allen. While Danielle Hunter, and Brian Burns rightfully get the spotlight, both of them will command a top-market salary. Jacksonville would have trouble signing either other when you consider that they also have to fork out a significant amount of money to keep Allen.

That said, there will be plenty of options to bolster the pass rush besides Burns and Hunter. Heck, there will be several tiers depending on how much the Jags want to spend. One player who isn't being discussed nearly enough is Dallas Cowboys defensive end Dorance Armstrong. A fourth-round pick in 2018, Armstrong needed a bit of time to hit his stride, registering just 2.5 sacks and making just three starts in his first three seasons.

But once the former Kansas Jayhawk put it all together, he became a key piece on the Cowboys' defensive front. In fact, he's gotten progressively better the past three years, registering 21 sacks and 109 total pressures in a rotational role in that span.

Even though Armstrong can get pushed around at times when defending the run, he excels at rushing the passer, and the Jaguars won't probably have to break the bank to get him.

Pro Football Focus projects him to get a three-year deal worth $25.5 million, or an $8.5 million annual average. That amount can fit in the Jags' budget and still leave them enough space to address other positions in free agency.