The Jacksonville Jaguars weren't particularly active in free agency, opting to bolster their depth rather than making splash signings. Then again, they didn't have to make significant changes after making the playoffs in 2022. Instead, they prioritized keeping last year's core together.
But make no mistake, the Jaguars did make a handful of key additions in the offseason. It's just that not all of them were on the roster. With that in mind, here are their most important arrivals in the past six months.
No. 4 most important Jaguars arrival in 2023: Nick Holz, passing game coordinator
Great head coaches know when and how to delegate. Doug Pederson was pretty good at it last year. He knew he couldn't work with every single player, so he leaned on his assistant to help him manage the team. In particular, he trusted Jim Bob Cooter to coordinate the passing game and he did such a good job that the Indianapolis Colts offered him a coordinator position.
The Jaguars didn't need to replace Bob Cooter but they did and they found the best possible candidate for the position, Nick Holz, who was the offensive coordinator at UNLV in 2022. Before that, Holz had several roles with the Las Vegas Raiders from 2012-2021.
While Holz's resume doesn't particularly make waves, it's possible that the top brass brought him with the expectation of having a bigger role in the future. After all, if the Jaguars keep winning in 2023, other clubs will continue to poach Pederson's staff, and Holz could be the next in line for a promotion.