1. Robert Hunt, Miami Dolphins
Teams in need of a right guard will be able to sign one in free agency next year. The open market will have no shortage of options, including Kevin Dotson, who's enjoyed a career revival after being traded to the Los Angeles Rams. Dotson won't be the only standout available.
Kevin Ziegler is also set to become a free agent next year. He, like Dotson, will be in demand, and both players should earn consideration from the Jaguars' brass. The same is true for Robert Hunt, who's been a pillar at right guard for the Miami Dolphins this season. A second-round pick in 2020, Hunt started his NFL career at offensive tackle but truly hit his stride when he switched to guard in 2021.
Hunt has been hindered by a hamstring injury this season. He's missed six games but he's been productive when available, giving up just one sack and five total pressures on 297 pass-blocking snaps. Furthermore, he's posted a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 77.6.
While the Jaguars currently have Brandon Scherff on the roster, his play hasn't been on par with the three-year, $49.5 million contract he signed in 2022. He's set to have a massive cap hit of $23.9 million in 2024 but releasing him would create $9.09 million in space with $14.8 million in dead money.
The Jags could then some of those savings to ink Hunt. It won't probably be cheap but the team's brass can spare expenses if they want to make upgrades to the offensive line.