4 big questions the Jaguars must answer after the 2024 NFL Draft

• The Jaguars have had a productive offseason

• They've still have work left to do

• The front office must answer these 5 questions

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) throws against the Tennessee Titans during
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) throws against the Tennessee Titans during / Denny Simmons / The Tennessean / USA
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1. What kind of contract will the Jaguars give to Trevor Lawrence?

The Jaguars are going to give Trevor Lawrence an extension. It's not a matter of if but when. They recently picked up his fifth-year option and could easily keep him with the franchise tag in 2026. But if they think he's the long-term answer at quarterback, and signs point in that direction, it makes much more sense to take care of his contract situation as soon as possible.

For one, quarterback salaries go up on a yearly basis because the demand at the position outweighs the supply. Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow, and Justin Herbert all signed extensions last year and Lawrence is next. If he wanted to, he would be in a position to demand top-market compensation. Fortunately for all the parties involved, being the highest-paid quarterback in the league isn't his priority.

Heck, Steezy Trev is reportedly open to taking a hometown discount a la Tom Brady in exchange for a few things. Said things could include assurances that the team will pour the savings into other position groups. If that's his stance, general manager Trent Baalke shouldn't waste the opportunity to get a deal done ASAP.

Once the Jaguars take care of Lawrence, they can focus on locking up other players, such as safety Andre Cisco, who's entering a contract year. But even if the Jags don't re-sign any of their players the remainder of the year, they will at least enter the offense knowing how much space they have.

In the end, the last thing the Jaguars want is for their relationship with their star quarterback to deteriorate. While getting paid is not his biggest priority, it's still important, and the sooner they take care of it, the less they'll have to worry about it.

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