The Jacksonville Jaguars have arguably the best quarterback situation in the AFC South heading into the 2023 season. In fact, they have a top 5 passer in Trevor Lawrence, who got progressively better last year.
With Lawrence set to line up behind center for the foreseeable future, the Jags won't be in the market for a starting quarterback any time soon. However, other position groups could use some help and the Jags could give them a boost by stealing these three players, one from each of their AFC South rivals.
No. 3 AFC South player the Jaguars would like to steal: Jeffery Simmons, DI
The Jags have done a good job of adding talent to the defensive trenches over the last two years. However, they're missing that marquee player that consistently wreaks havoc up front. They just brought back defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton on a three-year deal and gave defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris a new contract but neither of them is in the same echelon as Tennessee Titans defensive end Jeffery Simmons.
A first-round pick in the 2019 draft, Simmons has become a mainstay of the Tennesse defense over the last two seasons, registering 16 sacks and earning two consecutive Pro Bowl designations in that span. Moreover, his 79.3 Pro Football Focus overall grade in 2022 ranked 10th in the league. This is why the Titans' brass didn't hesitate to give him a four-year deal worth $94 million in the offseason.
While Harold Landry III excels at getting after the quarterback from the edge, Simmons is at his best inside and thrived during his absence in 2022. Even though the Titans' defense isn't as stout as it was in recent years, it still has a handful of playmakers, with Simmons being arguably the best of the bunch. If the Jaguars added him, their defensive line rotation would go from good to great in 2023.