Jacksonville Jaguars 2023 OTA offseason workouts and minicamps schedule
The 2023 NFL Draft is now in the books but there won't be a shortage of action in the upcoming months. Quite the contrary, as clubs begin to prepare for the regular season. Just now, the league has announced the calendar of offseason activities for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the other 31 teams.
- For the Jaguars, Organized Team Activities (OTAs) will be held on the following days: May 22-23, May 25, May 30-May 31. June 2, June 5-8.
- Mandatory Minicamp will be June 12-14
- Rookie Minicamp is from May 12-13
Although it isn't mentioned there, every NFL team will hold a seven-week developmental program for their rookies and it may begin on May 15. The league makes it clear that no activities can be conducted on weekends, the exception being the May 12-13 post-Draft rookie minicamp.
During the mandatory minicamp, the Jaguars can hold individual or group instructions and drills, as well as perfect play drills, and drills where offensive players line up across from defensive players. However, live contact or offense vs. defense drills are allowed, and teams are subjected to fines if they don't follow the stipulations.
Last, live contact is not permitted during OTAs but 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills can be performed.
What's next in the Jacksonville Jaguars' 2023 offseason calendar?
This offseason, the Jaguars didn't have to search for a head coach but that doesn't mean they've stopped working since their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the Playoffs. General manager Trent Baalke has spent the last few months making additions to the roster and finding ways to keep key contributors from leaving.
On the other hand, players have also stayed busy. The Jaguars held voluntary workouts before the draft and the biggest takeaway was that tight end Evan Engram didn't attend. Although it was voluntary, it was telling that he chose to skip them. After having a career year, it looked like Engram and Jacksonville were close to striking a deal but they didn't, so the team's brass used the franchise tag on him to prevent him from becoming a free agent.
As of this writing, Engram hasn't signed the tag. He and the Jaguars can continue negotiations to reach a long-term deal until July 17. If they don't, he'll play the 2023 season under the tag and won't be able to negotiate a new contract until next year.
Next on the offseason calendar and before the Jaguars start Phase 2 of the offseason, the NFL will release the 17-game schedule with times and locations for the 2023 NFL Season. The opponents were set earlier this year but not the dates. It will be interesting to see how many primetime games the Jags get in lieu of their recent success. Make sure to check the Black&Teal often to stay up to date with all things Jaguars.