3 free-agent moves from AFC South foes that should worry Jaguars fans

• Just like the Jaguars, all other AFC South got better in free agency.

Feb 2, 2024; Orlando, FL, USA;  Minnesota Vikings linebacker Danielle Hunter (99) participates in
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The Jacksonville Jaguars were able to address several needs in free agency. However, they weren't the only AFC South team that got considerably better. All three of their division foes also made moves that should put them in a position to compete in 2024.

Heck, you could even make the case that the division is wide open right now. The Houston Texans are the team to beat, but the Indianapolis Colts were in the thick of the playoff race late in 2023. Similarly, the Tennessee Titans have nowhere to go up after moving on from head coach Mike Vrabel.

So which signings did the Jaguars' division rivals make that stood out? These three, one for each team, should most definitely be a cause of concern for Jacksonville.

3. Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts are seemingly interested in trading for Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed but they've been otherwise relatively quiet. That said, they've managed to retain their own players, including wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.

Pittman has become a key cog on the Colts' offense, having tallied over 3,000 yards the past three years. He should be even better next season, with quarterback Anthony Richardson coming from a season-ending injury.

Richardson flashed early as a rookie but a shoulder sprain cut his season short. He should be a full go in training camp, which means he'll have plenty of time to work on his rapport with Pittman. Add the steady development of Josh Downs and Alec Pierce and Pittman should be able to post even better numbers in 2024.

By all accounts, Indy has had an unremarkable free agency but keeping Pittman is the kind of move that should make them competitive for the foreseeable future.