No. 2 free agent the Jacksonville Jaguars must pursue in 2024: Aaron Brewer, C
Center Brandon Linder was a long-time mainstay of the Jaguars' offensive trenches but his retirement last year left a void. To fill it, the Jaguars drafted Luke Fortner in Round 3 of the 2022 draft. So far, the decision has had mixed results. Fortner started all 17 games as a rookie and didn't miss a single snaps. That's a feat worth praising but he also showed room for improvement.
Heading into Year 2, the former Kentucky Wildcat was expected to make strides but he hasn't gotten much better. In fact, his Pro Football Focus overall grade of 49.8 isn't much different from the one he posted last year. Unless he takes a considerable leap in the second half of the season, center could be an area of need in 2023. If that turns out to be the case, the Jaguars should then pursue veteran Aaron Brewer.
After going undrafted in 2020, Brewer signed with the Tennessee Titans. He worked his way up the depth chart and became a full-time starter in 2022. He's been one of the Titans' most consistent players the last two years and is among the top centers in the league right now.
It's possible that Brewer isn't getting enough recognition around the league because Tennessee hasn't won much recently. Either way, he should be in demand next year if he hits the open market. You could make the case that center isn't a sexy position but it could be a need for the Jaugars in 2024. They would check that box off by inking Brewer. On top of that, the would weaken a division foe, so they would kill two birds with one stone.