Jaguars sign Arden Key

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Arden Key took several visits with NFL teams after free agency opened earlier this month and the edge rusher has found a place to play in 2022.

The Jaguars announced Key’s signing on Wednesday morning. The team did not announce any terms, but Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that it is a one-year deal that can be worth as much as $7 million.

Key met with Jacksonville last week and also spent time with the Lions, Ravens, and Chiefs before coming to an agreement with the Jags.

Key had an underwhelming first three NFL seasons after the Raiders made him a third-round pick in 2018, but he came on with 6.5 sacks for the 49ers last season. The Jaguars will team Key with Josh Allen for the time being and no one will be surprised if Aidan Hutchinson joins the group when the first overall pick in the draft is announced next month.

10 responses to “Jaguars sign Arden Key

  1. My first response was “Who?” He had a decent year last season with 6.5 sacks, which is 3.5 more sacks than his previous three seasons combined. His biggest problem is that he won’t have Bosa on the DL with him. This is a questionable signing in my opinion.

  2. Did they give him an outrageous contract like they did with almost all of their other FA signings?

  3. Look, its probably lame of me to do this but i just want it to make it known that Arden Key is one of the worst DEs to ever suit up. Made 0 plays with the Raiders and is incapable of beating any tackles in the NFL 1 on 1. Moves like this are why the Jags will be the Jags.

  4. 49ers fans know that all of his production came once he started rushing from the inside position. Will be interesting to see if the Jags keep him there.

  5. Had a very good year with the 9ers, who have become a DL factory for the rest of the league.

  6. I just love how there are so many experts on here. The Jaguars have a GM that got the 49ers to a Super Bowl and a head coach that won a Super Bowl with a backup quarterback. Some people on here must know more than they do.

  7. He wasn’t drafted as a Pro Bowl starter rather a solid rotational DL. For that and what the Jag’s paid him, he was a good pick up.

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