For an offense that scores plenty of field goals, it’s important to have a good field-goal kicker. The Jaguars have one, given that Josh Scobee made 23 of 25 in 2011.
But they might not have him for much longer, given that Scobee is due to become a free agent.
Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reports that the Jaguars could use the franchise tag to hold Scobee in place. Though it’s unclear whether the Jaguars would do it, Ganguli points out that there’s no other impending free agent on whom the Jaguars would use the tag.
They may not have to make that decision. Ganguli reports that “very preliminary discussions” have occurred between the team and the player, and that both sides hope to strike a long-term deal.
Regardless of how they do it, the Jaguars need to keep Scobee. Coincidentally, that was one of the item’s on Friday’s Jaguars “to do” list from PFT Live.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!