The free agent market for the wide receiver position started to dry up quickly, but the Jacksonville Jaguars decided the best course of action was to re-sign Marqise Lee, according to multiple reports. The numbers for Lee’s deal are very surprising, but considering how the wide receiver market has gone with players like Paul Richardson getting paid I guess it shouldn’t be, but........
Jaguars are giving WR Marqise Lee a four-year deal with a max value of $38 million, including $18M guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Lee was originally drafted by the Jaguars in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft and his career got off to a rocky start. Lee was a dynamic playmaker in college, but his first two years in the NFL he struggled with staying healthy due to nagging soft-tissue injuries.
In 2016 he had what most would consider his break out season, to the tune of 63 receptions for 851 yards and three touchdowns. More importantly however, Lee played all 16 games that season. In 2017 Lee’s numbers dipped with a lot of drops, though the Jaguars offense became significantly more run heavy as well, catching only 56 passes for just over 700 yards with three touchdowns.