The Jacksonville Jaguars might be signing a second tight end this week as The News Tribune’s Gregg Bell is reporting that Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ visit with the Seattle Seahawks went poorly and that he’s visiting with the Jacksonville Jaguars today.
#Seahawks Insider: League source: Fox Island's Austin Seferian-Jenkins really wanted a Seahawks homecoming. But after fruitless visit with them Weds he's now meeting with Jaguars, and he's probably signing with them instead https://t.co/BGTaSzXjiK #UWHuskies @thenewstribune— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) March 15, 2018
As one person put it, that Seattle-to-Jacksonville flight is a long ass flight and no one’s flying four hours to not get paid.
Seferian-Jenkins has 105 career receptions for 1,070 yards and 10 touchdowns.
According to Spotrac.com, Seferian-Jenkins’ market value is about $4.1 million per year and they’re expecting him to be signed to a three-year, $12.4 million contract this offseason.
With the signing of Niles Paul, it seems the strategy is to collect a group of second-tier guys who can all contribute. Bringing a marquee guy in through the draft doesn’t seem to be the goal — and it might not be what’s best for this offense — so while I thought earlier Seferian-Jenkins wasn’t a guy worth pursuing he may actually fit this team and this passing offense well.