One year ago at this time Jason Hill was a disappointing third-round draft pick coming off a nine-catch season in San Francisco. Mike Sims-Walker was a rising star coming off 869 yards and seven scores.
A lot can change in a year.
The Jaguars agreed to a two-year contract with Hill on Thursday evening, according to Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union. Hill was cut by the 49ers last year and wound up gaining 233 yards in his final four games in Jacksonville as a deep threat. He would ideally be a third receiver next year.
Meanwhile, Ganguli reports the Jaguars told Sims-Walker they were moving on.
“its official, I personally wanna thank all the fans who stuck with me in jacksonville for the last 4 years but sorry to say my time is up!!” Sims Walker wrote on Twitter.
Sims-Walker struggled with injuries early in his career, and there are questions about his maturity. With that said, he’s a very talented deep threat that has shown the ability to produce. He’ll be one of the most intriguing wideout names available when free agency eventually hits.