Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly host Calais Campbell for visit: 3 takeaways
1. The Jacksonville Jaguars could now turn their attention to other needs
The Jaguars signed Henry Mondeaux and Michael Dogby in free agency. Both of them have promising upside but they need to earn their playing time in training camp and there's a realistic chance they won't. The potential arrival of Campbell would take some pressure off their shoulders and help them develop. On top of that, he gives a solid presence to the defensive line rotation.
If Campbell does join the Jaguars, the team's brass could then turn their attention to other roster needs. In particularly, adding Campbell would allow general manager Trent Baalke to take a corner, a pass rusher, or maybe an offensive tackle in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Of course, Campbell would help the team in the short term, so they will either need to use a mid-round pick on a defensive lineman or prioritize the position next year. The advantage of signing Campbell is that they know what he brings to the table. On the other hand, he's 38 and he won't probably pull a Tom Brady and play until his 45, so Jacksonville would need to account for his potential departure as well.
Then again, if the Jaguars can squeeze a good year out of Campbell and helps them return to the playoffs and get over the hump, signing him will have been a good decision. Keep in mind left in part because he wanted to win, so the prospect of potentially making a deep playoff push with the Jaguars could incentivize him to return.