The best tight end available in free agency appears to be headed to Jacksonville.
Several reports have said the Jaguars are getting close to a deal with soon-to-be free agent Broncos tight end Julius Thomas, and that the deal may be done as soon as free agency starts on Tuesday.
The Broncos made keeping wide receiver Demaryius Thomas their top priority in free agency, and they appear to be resigned to letting Julius Thomas walk. When two of your top targets become free agents at the same time, it’s hard to keep them both.
In Jacksonville, Julius Thomas will give the Jaguars a much-needed offensive playmaker. Of course, it won’t be as easy to score touchdowns with Blake Bortles throwing him the ball as it was when Peyton Manning was his quarterback.