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Happy Tuesday, everyone! We’ve finally gotten a good night’s sleep after the inevitable Super Bowl hangover.
Here’s all the Jacksonville Jaguars news that’s fit to print... or find from around the Internet — we’ve got Pete Prisco throwing his hat in the ring for the team’s playoff chances, an NFL Draft re-do, and more.
Pete Prisco likes Jaguars’ playoff chances
There might not be anybody higher on the Jaguars’ chances to improve than CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco, who believes the postseason is a real possibility for the Jaguars next season.
Two teams that didn't make the playoffs that can make a run next season:— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) February 8, 2021
Jaguars and Cowboys
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With a bolstered staff, a plethora of cap space, and several draft picks, Prisco said he felt the Jaguars were an easy fix after the Super Bowl, but added they wouldn’t be ready for a push for the Lombardi Trophy until later.
Re-draft of the 2020 NFL Draft: What would the Jaguars do differently?
The Super Bowl is over. Free agency and the 2021 NFL Draft are right around the corner. It’s time for the Jacksonville Jaguars to shine, folks.
ESPN had all their team reporters re-draft the first two rounds — all 64 picks — and asked them to explain their reasoning, especially in the instances when they went away from what the teams they cover had done. The order that follows is from when the draft began last April.
Buccaneers players the Jaguars could sign in free agency
While the Jaguars are projected to have $73 million in cap room, the Buccaneers will have $24 million and may need to cut a few players if they want to have enough wiggle room to make meaningful moves this offseason. Tom Brady may want a raise and tight end Rob Gronkowski is set to become hit the open market.
Lavonte David and Shaquil Barrett, two of Tampa Bay’s most important defensive players, are also scheduled to become free agents. Even though it’s not feasible to re-sign all of them, the Buccaneers will need as much cap room as they can get to keep one or two of them.
That’s why they may end up releasing these two players.
Chiefs players the Jaguars could sign in free agency
The Chiefs have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL but may not be able to keep it together in the offseason. They are currently $19 million over the cap and will need to restructure a few contracts and release some players in order to get out of the red.
These two could get the pink slip soon.
BCC Q&A: How much is Gardner Minshew worth in a trade?
In our most recent Q&A article, we talked about Jalen Ramsey, Deshaun Watson, potential free agent targets, Gardner Minshew’s trade value, and more.
Tony Boselli snubbed by Hall of Fame... again
Jaguars legend Tony Boselli was passed over yet again for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. After five years of making it into the top-15 finalist list for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Boselli will have to wait at least another year longer.
JUST IN: Jacksonville Jaguars legend Tony Boselli has again fallen short of being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame https://t.co/K7HUPRMiMD— ActionNewsJax (@ActionNewsJax) February 7, 2021
If there was ever a year for Boselli to arrive in Canton, Ohio it was this year — it was admittedly a weak class aside from Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson.
What is the most underrated need on offense for the Jaguars?
The Jaguars have a lot of holes to fill on both sides of the ball.
Quarterback is (obviously) the most urgent — this is a team that has gone the better part of two decades without a franchise quarterback, although David Garrard did fill the role well during the mid-2000’s. But since he’s retired it has been a revolving door of underwhelming play and embarrassing draft busts.
But we’re talking underrated and quarterback is seen as a need by... well... pretty much everyone. Trevor Lawrence has been the No. 1 overall pick for months and nothing about the Jaguars finishing with the top pick in the NFL Draft has changed that.
No, friends, we’re talking about tight end.
Tracking Urban Meyer’s hires so far, which assistants will join his staff?
New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer has already been on the job for over two weeks, using much of that time putting together his first NFL coaching staff.
The Jaguars have yet to make any official announcements on hirings related to Meyer’s coaching staff, but there have been numerous reports about the coaches who are slated to join Meyer in Jacksonville in 2021.