3 teams the Jaguars must outbid for OG Kevin Dotson as free agency heats up

• The Jaguars will need to take out their wallet if they want to make a run for OG Kevin Dotson in free agency.

Nov 26, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams guard Kevin Dotson (69) against the Arizona
Nov 26, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams guard Kevin Dotson (69) against the Arizona / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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3. New England Patriots

Not only are the New England Patriots undergoing a rebuild but they're also experiencing the start of a new era. For the first time in more than 20 years, Bill Belichick will no longer be roaming the sidelines in Foxboro. It won't be easy to replace one of the best head coaches in league history, but the Pats believe Jared Mayo is up to the task.

The top item in Mayo's to-do list will be to decide what to do at quarterback. It seems like New England is ready to pull the plug on former first-round pick Mac Jones. What's less certain is what route they'll take to find his replacement, and that includes going with a vested veteran or taking one of the top quarterback prospects at No. 3 in the draft.

Once the Patriots sort out the quarterback position, they'll need to ensure they make upgrades to the rest of the offense. Their tight-end room could use a boost, and their wide receiver corps is nothing to write home about, with all due respect to Kendrick Bourne. Also, New England will need to address the trenches.

Left tackle Trent Brown is expected to leave in free agency and right tackle Mike Onwenu could also walk. On top of that, they had to plug in Riley Reiff at right guard because they had no better option on the roster last year. Looking at all their needs, one offseason may not be enough to address them all, but signing Kevin Dotson in free agency would allow them to have flexibility in the draft.

With Dotson in the fold, the Patriots could take a quarterback at No. 3 and an offensive tackle in the second round. They would still have to bolster their wide receiver corps and the tight end room but it would at least be a start.