After the Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos this weekend, the offseason for the NFL will officially unofficially begin and we can really start focusing on what the Jacksonville Jaguars will be doing during the summer to shoot for a winning record in 2016. Every team has some story lines entering the offseason and in my opinion the Jaguars top story lines are fairly obvious, but if they’re not obvious for you, I’ll break down what they are for you.
Jalen Ramsey or bust? The Jaguars hold the No. 5 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Most mocks have the Jaguars projected with picking either FSU defensive back Jalen Ramsey or Ohio State pass rusher Joey Bosa. Either would be welcomed by most fans, but is it really Ramsey or bust for the Jaguars? Can you take a safety with a premium pick?
How will Todd Wash change the defense? The hiring of Todd Wash as the defensive coordinator wasn’t a shock at all and ended the dog and pony show of a "search" for a new DC with a prolonged fart noise. That’s not really to knock down Wash’s ability however, but what realistically is he going to bring different as coordinator? Will he make any significant changes?
Jaguars will spend in free agency, but how much? The Jaguars are going to have an absurd amount of cap room headed into free agency and have quite a few positions that should be address with veterans. Will they have a signing or two ready to announce on the first day like they did with Julius Thomas last season? Who will it be? Should the Jaguars be worried about going overboard in free agency and mind the cap?
Will the running game actually become a factor? The Jaguars offense improved significantly last season, but the run game still lagged far behind and was a big reason the team struggled so much in the redzone. Will there be a renewed focus on running the football effectively during the offseason and how can they fix it?
Is it really win or bust for Gus Bradley? The Jaguars gave Gus Bradley a one-year contract extension for some fugazi stability, but realistically how hot is his seat?