Jaguars start free agency with a spending spree

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No team committed more money to free agents on the first day that players and teams could negotiate contracts than the Jaguars, who committed to expensive deals with six different players.

The Jaguars, who have been so bad that they’ve earned the first overall pick in the draft two years in a row, made the following moves within 12 hours of teams being allowed to negotiate with players:

Guard Brandon Scherff agreed to a three-year, $49.5 million deal. Scherff was No. 13 on our list of the Top 100 free agents in the NFL.

Wide receiver Christian Kirk agreed to a four-year, $72 million deal. Kirk was No. 53 on our Top 100.

Linebacker Foyesade Oluokun agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal. Oluokun was No. 54 on our Top 100.

Tight end Evan Engram agreed to a one-year, $9 million deal. Engram was No. 57 on our Top 100.

Defensive tackle Foley Fatukasi agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal. Fatukasi was No. 78 on our Top 100.

Wide receiver Zay Jones agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal. Jones was unranked on our Top 100.

But spending a lot of money doesn’t necessarily result in winning a lot of games. And in the case of the Jaguars’ signings, there are plenty of reasons to believe that they’ve overspent. The Jaguars should be better than they were in the last couple years, but that’s not saying much.

7 responses to “Jaguars start free agency with a spending spree

  1. Zay Jones 24 million for 3 yrs? Really? I like the Jags beefing up their line and signing Kirk is a solid but not a game changing move but, They could’ve gotten Zay Jones for half that price. There are way better weapons for them at WR they could’ve signed for that price. They should’ve signed a new GM instead.

  2. Did they overspend because it was the only way to get players of that level to go to Jax?

  3. They need a lot more than just one OL. Of course they needed players everywhere due to years and years of atrocious drafting and questionable free agent signings.

  4. They outbid themselves for Foles, outbid themselves for Urbs, and now outbid themselves for these 5 middle-of-the-pack players (excluding Scherff who has the pedigree to back it up). Just Jaguars doing what Jaguars do. I can’t see them winning more than six games in 2022 or any time in the foreseeable future. I feel bad for Pederson who deserves better.

  5. Signing Zay Jones after releasing Myles Jack – for the same $
    yep, that’s what counts as a winning move in Jacksonville.

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