Andre Cisco thrilled the Jacksonville Jaguars keep bringing his teammates back

Jan 14, 2023, Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andre Cisco (5). Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2023, Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andre Cisco (5). Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars are just one of two teams -- the other is the Baltimore Ravens -- that haven't added a free agent this offseason. However, they've done a good job of keeping many of their own players from hitting the open market, and that makes safety Andre Cisco happy.

The Jags brought back defensive lineman Adam Gotsis just one day after giving cornerback Tre Herndon a one-year deal. On top of that, they have also re-signed safety Andrew Wingard and cornerback Tevaughn Campbell earlier this week. Although most of them played reserve roles last year, they all played roles in Jacksonville's successful turnaround.

Not long after Cisco caught wind that the Jags had given Gotsis a new two-year deal, he took to social media to share how he felt, "All these re-signings got me emotional".

Regardless of the roles Gotsis, Herndon and Wingard fill for the Jaguars in 2023, they all are Cisco's teammates and he's thrilled to have them back. Keep in mind that salary cap rules and free agency make it easy for players to change teams. Thus, Jacksonville deserves credit for keeping its core together.

A third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Cisco is one of many ascending players on the Jaguars roster. The former Syracuse Orangeman flashed as a rookie and became a mainstay of the secondary last year, registering 73 total tackles, 10 passes defensed, and three interceptions. He should be an even bigger factor in 2023 after starting 15 games last season. Here's the message Cisco posted on social media after hearing about the Gotsis news.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are building a strong case to return to the playoffs in 2023

Cisco and other players are taking notice of the Jaguars' approach this offseason. Instead of bringing in players that might fit, they're doing what they can to keep those that mesh well. Even though teams need as many playmakers as they can get, having a great locker room is something they all strive for.

Chemistry aside, all the players the Jaguars are bringing back provide depth at their respective current groups, and re-signing them isn't cost-prohibitive, so it makes sense for them to go with "the devil they know" instead of signing the one they don't know in free agency.

It's also worth noting that the Jaguars didn't really have to add many players in free agency last offseason. Their roster is stacked with talent and they can address most of their needs in the 2023 NFL Draft, so their lack of activity shouldn't impact their chances of going into the regular season with favorable chances of making the playoffs and winning the AFC South for the second straight season. Heck, there's a chance they could be early Super Bowl favorites if they're off to a strong start.

The Jacksonville Jaguars knew they had a pretty united locker room last year, so it's not particularly shocking to see them trying to keep it together. Cisco shared how he feels on social media but other players must be equally thrilled.

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