The Jacksonville Jaguars will be looking to add to their pass rush in the 2015 NFL offseason in some regard, be it by free agency or in the NFL Draft. One player some have pointed out as a possible Jaguars target is Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Jerry Hughes.
Hughes has put together back-to-back double digit seasons since he left the Indianapolis Colts and joined the Bills, but the 26-year-old pass rusher has seemed to indicate he wants to return to the Bills for next season. Hughes seemed unsure how he'd feel if the Bills decided to franchise tag him, though.
"I wouldn't necessarily be disappointed," Hughes told Sirius XM. "I do want [a long-term deal], but the pay increase is also a huge added bonus. It's kind of a mixed emotions between both."
If Hughes were tagged, it would pay him somewhere in the $13-14 million range for the season, but he also appears as if he's in line to get a big contract on the free agent market if he hits it.
I tend to think the Jaguars will add a pass rusher in the draft rather than free agency, but Hughes seems like someone who could fit, but is also a reminder that you don't really have a clear picture of free agency until the franchise tags come down.