Trent Baalke on Evan Engram: I think there’s mutual interest in a new deal

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Jaguars General Manager Trent Baalke said at a Tuesday press conference that he isn’t planning the same kind of free agent spending spree that he went on last offseason, but he would like to hold onto one player he signed in 2022.

Tight end Evan Engram caught 73 passes for 766 yards and four touchdowns while playing in every regular season game and added 12 more catches for 124 yards and a touchdown in the postseason. The catches and yards were career highs for the former Giants first-round pick, who signed a one-year deal last March.

Baalke said that the Jags are interested in Engram’s return and that the indications he’s gotten from Engram is that the tight end feels the same way.

“Obviously, we would love to have Evan back,” Baalke said. “Evan and I visited yesterday, and he went around the building and visited with everybody. I think it’s mutual. Now we got to make it happen. That’s something that we’re going to work on with Evan, and all the other free agents that we have. We have a list of them that we got to mow down one at a time.”

Right tackle Jawaan Taylor, wide receiver Marvin Jones, and edge rusher Arden Key are some of the other notable free agents in Jacksonville this offseason.

5 responses to “Trent Baalke on Evan Engram: I think there’s mutual interest in a new deal

  1. Good year for him but the turnovers and lack of pass rush were disappointing in that game.

  2. Signing Engram is an obvious priority for the Jags. He played very well and became Lawrence’s most reliable target. More time together will only improve their performance.

  3. The Jaguars shouldn’t be overspending on receivers. They have an elite QB who’s going to move the ball regardless of who’s catching it. Use the money on defense and the O Line. You can literally get guys off the street that are just as good as what they spent big bucks on

  4. What is it with Engram? Languishes in sub-mediocrity in NY for how many years? Comes to Jax and has a renaissance to his career. Kadarius Toney, also a former Giant, who somehow didn’t fit the mold in NY, and off field issues notwithstanding, has immense talent. Both of whom could have helped the Giants in the playoffs to at least not get embarrassed by PHI.
    2 Giant castaways find gold in other hills.

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