With the "legal tampering" period opening up at noon on Monday, March 7th, the Jacksonville Jaguars can now discuss interest with player agents. Already, we've got a rumor to parse through concerning the Jaguars and free agent offensive lineman J.R. Sweezy.
Why Sweezy makes sense for the Jaguars
The team is planning on upgrading the interior offensive line at some point this offseason, be it in free agency or in the NFL Draft. It's not known if the team is targeting a guard or a center, but one of the two positions will be one they look to upgrade with A.J. Cann and Brandon Linder already on the roster. Sweezy has started at least 15 games the past three seasons for the Seattle Seahawks, with the majority of those starts at the right guard position.
Why Sweezy doesn't make sense for the Jaguars
Quite simply, Sweezy isn't that good? He's been an OK offensive lineman for the Seahawks, who have been a run dominant team for most of his tenure there, but they're also a team with offensive line issues and they're freely letting him walk in free agency. I don't think Sweezy would cost that much, so maybe that's part of the allure, but overall I'm not sure he'd be that much of an upgrade for the Jaguars.