4 offseason trades the Jacksonville Jaguars can make to immediately get better

• Here are 4 players the Jaguars should consider trading for this offseason.

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2. Bradley Bozeman, center

The Carolina Panthers are starting a rebuild again... again. For the third time in as many years, they're entering the offseason with a different head coach. This time, it's Dave Canales, who has the daunting task of turning around a team that has failed to win more than seven games in a season since 2018. It may take Canales a while to accomplish his goal but the sooner he gets talented players, the faster the process will be.

One area Panthers general manager Dan Morgan will need to address in the offseason will be the offensive line. Ikem Ekwonu, the fourth overall pick in 2022, has left much to be desired, and their best player, Taylor Moton wasn't as dominant in 2023 as he's been in previous years. Their only hog molly who might've fared well last season was center Bradley Bozeman.

Bozeman, a sixth-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in 2018, joined the Panthers in 2021, playing 34 games with 25 starts the past two years. While he struggled in pass protection last season, he performed well as a run blocker, posting a 67.5 Pro Football Focus grade in that department.

One thing potentially stopping Carolina from trading Bozeman is that he's set to count $7.6 million against the cap in 2023 and the Panthers would only save $360,000 if they moved him. That said, Morgan could use as many draft picks as he can get his hands on to start the rebuilding process.

Bozeman's contract runs through 2025 and could be a low-key solid option to replace third-year pro Luke Fortner if the Jaguars don't have to make a big investment at center in free agency.