TE Evan Engram on the Jaguars offense in 2023: 'Pick your poison'

• Evan Engram has joined the Jaguars after missing offseason workouts

• The Jags are set to have one of the best offenses in the league.

Jul 27, 2023; Jacksonville, FL, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram (17) speaks.
Jul 27, 2023; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram (17) speaks. / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Tight end Evan Engram has joined the Jacksonville Jaguars after missing offseason workouts in his quest for a long-term deal. Back in the fold, Engram will be part of what figures to be one of the best offenses in the whole league next season.

Engram met with the local media on Day 2 of training camp and said that it will be hard for opposing defenses to stop the Jacksonville offense in 2023. On top of that, his teammates are focused on winning and not padding their individual stats.

"It's pick your poison, honestly", Evan said in reference to the Jaguars' offense, "That's the best thing about it, there's no selfishness involved. Everybody is at the point they want to win. Adding Calvin [Ridley] to the mix, he's a generational talent. It's an interesting dynamic we have because all the talent we have, we appreciate the talent around us too."

"We don't take for granted the opportunity to learn, watching Calvin open up in stride and snap down again, getting in and out of routes, Chris [Kirk] in the way he sets up guys in routes, the way he reads zones. We don't take it for granted, the talent around us," Engram said.

Engram continued, "We're excited to work together and we understand the work that's gonna have to be put in for us to go execute and be successful because right now everything is on paper and we've got to put the work in, so we can prove the talent that we have".

A first-round pick by the New York Giants in 2017, Engram signed a one-year, prove-it deal with Jacksonville last offseason. Looking back, it paid off for the star tight end to bet on himself as he went on to set new career bests for catches and receiving yards in a season. Similarly, he broke several team records, many of them held by Kyle Brady.

Engram's success in 2022 led him to ask for a top-market contract earlier this year. However, he and the Jags couldn't reach an agreement, so he got slapped with the franchise tag, which would have paid him $11.345 million in 2023. Just went it looked like he was going to play this upcoming season under the tag, he and Jacksonville struck a three-year deal worth $42.5 million. Here's Engram's exchange with the media.

The Jaguars have a shot at having one of the best offenses (maybe top 3) in 2023

With his contract impasse in the past, Evan Engram will have the chance to pick up where he left off last year. While there's a chance he won't be able to set career highs once again, he should still be able to put up some pretty good numbers, and that's because the Jaguars have a wide array of weapons on offense.

Evan is part of a group of skilled-position players that includes Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, Calvin Ridley and running back Travis Etienne. All of them posted career numbers and should be much better for two reasons.

First, the Jags are entering their second season under head coach Doug Pederson, and having carryover from last year should lead to more efficiency on the football field. Moreover, Ridley gives Trevor Lawrence and the offense a bonafide No. 1 receiver and although he'll eat up lots of targets, his presence will allow his teammates to also get plenty of favorable targets.

As Engram noted, the Jacksonville Jaguars have the talent on paper to light up the scoreboard in 2023. It's now up to them to deliver.

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