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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3. Grover Stewart, defensive tackle

Defensive tackle Grover Stewart doesn't get much recognition outside of Indianapolis because he plays next to First-Team All-Pro nod DeForest Buckner, but that won't stop teams from pursuing him in free agency. Stewart has been a mainstay of the Colts' defense since they drafted him in 2017, playing 107 games with 75 starts over the last seven seasons.

While there may be more talented and younger defensive tackles in the open market, most of them will command a premium salary, whether it's Christian Wilkins or Justin Madubuike. Stewart isn't in the same echelon as them but he could still give the Jaguars' defensive front a huge boost.

Last year, Stewart served a six-game suspension for violations to the performance-enhancing drug policy. During his absence, Indy's defense struggled massively, ranking dead last in expected points allowed per rush. In Jacksonville, not only would he bring the heat inside but he would command double teams, giving other players the chance to make plays.

All things considered, Stewart would be a huge addition to the Jaguars' defensive front. Folorunso Fatukasi, who signed a three-year deal worth $30 million in 2022, was expected to take on blockers and clog up running games. However, he has left much to be desired the past two years.

Maybe the Jaguars will give Fatukasi one last chance but if they want to move on, they could release him and free up around $3.5 million in space. They could then use the savings to bring in Stewart, who would be a huge upgrade inside.