Jaguars had one of the highest cap spaces in the NFL with $56,096,704, focusing on building around Trevor Lawrence. The Jaguars hit heavy in free agency and re-signing key players. Now I look at their team and new acquisitions and see what else they could get. And I look at what they could get in the upcoming NFL Draft and what everything will add to a promising season under new Coach Doug Pederson.
Cam Robinson, OT
The Jaguars have placed the franchise tag on Cam Robinson for the second year. The 2017 2nd round pick is owed 16.6 million dollars this year. As a foundation piece for the Jaguars offensive line with only one sack allowed last season and an overall grade for his position at 67.5, he’ll be looking to show the Jaguars he is deserving of a long-term contract next off-season.
Andrew Winguard, Saftey
The restricted free agent was signed to his original round tender. He will have a salary of $2.43 million this upcoming season. Wingard will probably compete with sophomore Andre Cisco for a starting job, and if he ends up losing, he will provide depth to the Jags’ safety room.
Terry Godwin, WR
The Jaguars announced they’d extended Terry Godwin. Per Over the Cap, the former Georgia Bulldog is set to make $895,000 with no guaranteed money.
Will Richardson, OT
On the first official day of free agency, the Jaguars brought back tackle Will Richardson. In the 2018 draft, Richardson has started games at tackle and guard as a fourth-round pick. His versatility will come in handy in case one of the Jaguars’ starting offensive linemen have to miss time.
Tre Herndon, CB
On the second official day of free agency, the Jaguars came to terms with Tre Herndon on a contract extension. As of this writing, the terms of the deal haven’t been made available. After going undrafted in 2018, the Vanderbilt cornerback signed with Jacksonville and has gone on to start 52 games with 39 starts. He should be cornerback number four on the Jags’ depth chart.
Free Agency Additions
Brandon Scherff, Offensive Guard
After two consecutive years of getting franchise tagged, the guard signed a three-year 49.5 million dollar contract with the Jaguars. His presence brings the Jaguars’ offensive line to an elite caliber line in the league that should be able to protect Lawerence with ease.
Christian Kirk, Wide Receiver
This off-season, Christian Kirk got one of the highest paid contracts, coming from the Arizona Cardinals. He was paid $84 million on a 4-year contract. He recorded five touchdowns, 982 receiving yards on 77 receptions. Effective in the slot role, he should provide the help that the WR core has been needing in Jacksonville.
Zay Jones, Wide Receiver
Christian Kirk wasn’t the only receiver who got a top-market contract from the Jaguars. Zay Jones inked a three-year deal worth $24 million with $14 million guaranteed. He’s got the ability to stretch the field, but he might need to compete for a starting job this offseason.
Evan Engram, Tight End
Christian Kirk wasn’t the only receiver who got a top-market contract from the Jaguars. Zay Jones inked a three-year deal worth $24 million with $14 million guaranteed. He’s got the ability to stretch the field, but he might need to compete for a starting job this offseason. This was a pivotal piece to complete their off-season push.
After a strong off-season, the Jaguars have a boost in offense from last year, so we’ll see if they can utilize their team to have a successful season.