The Jaguars are looking to improve upon their AFC runner-up status from last season.
Jacksonville's front office could try to add some key role players with strong playoff backgrounds to fill roster holes with short-term contracts in order to improve the team with a quick turnaround.
The Jaguars were one of four teams to make it to the championship round of the playoffs in January. They could look to steal some free agents from the opposing trio later this month.
That strategy would make Jacksonville stronger and - in theory - make their fellow Super Bowl contenders weaker.
Notable Free Agents: DT Beau Allen, TE Trey Burton, LB Nigel Bradham, FS Corey Graham, RB LaGarrette Blount
Thoughts: The Super Bowl champions have several free agents but very few figure to fit into the Jaguars' offseason plans. However, Burton is probably one of the most logical targets for Jacksonville in all of free agency. A Florida alum, Burton has built a brand for himself as a special teams maven and quality "move" tight end. The Jaguars have the cap space to meet his mid-level starter demands.
Another player to watch from Philadelphia is Bradham. The veteran played under Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone in Buffalo and he is capable of starting at all three linebacker spots. Bradham could appeal as a starting middle linebacker, as he served as the defensive play-caller for the Eagles throughout their playoff run to the Super Bowl.
Notable Free Agents: QB Sam Bradford, QB Case Keenum, QB Teddy Bridgewater, LB Emmanuel Lamur, RB Jerick McKinnon
Thoughts: If the Jaguars were to nab a backup quarterback for Blake Bortles in free agency, Minnesota would probably be the supplier. Bradford, Keenum, and Bridgewater all have starter experience but also have major question marks entering free agency. Bradford and Bridgewater were injured throughout most of last year, while Keenum is a bit of a one-year wonder. With Minnesota likely to move on from all three, it's fair to think at least two of them will be backups somewhere else next season.
The Jaguars are expected to be aggressive in adding special teams talent - especially at linebacker - this offseason. Lamur could be a target as a SAM linebacker contender and special teams ace. He has plenty of experience in 4-3 defenses and could provide some support in the game's third phase.
New England Patriots
Notable Free Agents: OT Nate Solder, CB Malcolm Butler, RB Dion Lewis, LB Marquis Flowers, WR Danny Amendola, WR Matthew Slater
Thoughts: While fans are probably hoping Solder makes his way to the First Coast, that scenario seems pretty unlikely, as he will command an annual eight-figure salary. The more likely additions could be Lewis, Flowers, and Amendola.
Lewis is a dynamic playmaker out of the backfield and could be a huge upgrade at kick returner. While he is similar to Corey Grant, the Jaguars have been hesitant to give the incumbent kick returner consistent work on offense. Signing Lewis would allow for Grant to focus on special teams and keep his gadget gig as well.
Flowers, like Lamur, could appeal as a special teams linebacker. He could also provide competition at the starting SAM spot. Slater is an all-time great special teams player and if he is freed from New England's grasp, the Jaguars should go after him pretty hard.
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