3 offseason decisions the Jacksonville Jaguars nailed in 2023, 2 they should regret

• The Jaguars made a few good moves in the offseason

• But they also have a couple misses

• Here are 3 they got right, two that haven't paid off

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1. Giving tight end Evan Engram a long-term extension

Tight end was one of the Jaguars' biggest needs last year and they addressed it by signing Evan Engram, the best player available in free agency. While the team's brass wanted a long-term deal, Engram asked for a one-year deal, looking to bet on himself. A former first-round pick, the former Ole Miss Rebel often showed his big-pay potential but was also held by drops and mental mistakes.

Engram got to work right away and wasted no time becoming a focal point of the offense. By the end of the year, he had posted new career bests for both catches and receiving yards while setting new franchise records for receiving yards by a tight end in a game, receiving yards in a season by a tight end, and catches by a tight end in a season.

Having enjoyed a career revival in Jacksonville, Engram said he was open to returning. However, he and the team couldn't reach a deal, so he got the franchise tag before the start of free agency, giving both parties a bit more time to get a contract done. Just before the deadline to strike a deal, the Georgia native signed a three-year deal worth $44 million, making him the sixth highest-paid tight end in the NFL.

Engram has rewarded the Jaguars with another productive season. Heading into Week 14, he's already broken his new personal best for catches in a season and set a new one with 84. Furthermore, he's on pace to reach the 100-reception mark for the first time in his career, and it was possible because the Jaguars spared no expenses to ensure he stayed around long-term.