3 high-profile WRs the Jaguars could trade for to keep up with the Texans

• The Jaguars could try to trade for one of these receivers after the Texans landed Stefon Diggs.

Dec 24, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11)
Dec 24, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11) / Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports
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The Jacksonville Jaguars got objectively better in free agency, but the Houston Texans remain the team to beat the AFC South. Coming off their first division title since 2019, they've made several high-profile moves that put them in a favorable position to repeat as champions next season.

Back in free agency, the Texans traded for Joe Mixon and signed defensive end Danielle Hunter. For a brief moment, it looked like they were done making moves. However, they added yet another weapon to C.J. Stroud's arsenal when they traded for wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Diggs gives Houston a No. 1 receiver who'll make their offense better. Besides drawing coverage away from Nico Collins and Tank Dell, Mixon should go against lighter boxes frequently. This doesn't bode well for the Jaguars, who are set to face them twice in 2024.

So what can the Jaguars do to keep up with Houston? They should restock their secondary but they might also need to consider fighting fire with fire. Just like the Texans traded for a top-notch receiver, Jacksonville should follow in their footsteps and acquire their own. These three could most definitely help them tip the scale in their favor.

3. The Jaguars could trade for Bengals WR Tee Higgins

This trade may be the easiest to pull off. Tee Higgins wanted to get a long-term deal but the Cincinnati Bengals used the franchise tag on him instead. Not pleased with the decision, Higgins requested a trade.

While there haven't been any updates, it's fair to assume that Higgins' stance hasn't changed and the Jaguars could be a potential trade destination due to the presence of Trevor Lawrence.

Back at Clemson, Higgins' was Lawrence's top receiver, so they already have a strong rapport. But even without Lawrence, Higgins has managed to put up pretty good numbers for the Bengals. He's crossed the 1,000-yard mark twice in his career and he came close as a rookie, tallying 908 yards. Although he's coming off a somewhat down season, he's still one of the best receivers in the league.

Already, Lawrence said he would welcome to opportunity to play with Higgins again. In the same breath, the star quarterback acknowledged that it may not be likely, and he's right. A trade may not be on the horizon, but it shouldn't be ruled out until Higgins signs a new deal or is traded to another team.