The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed defensive end Adam Gotsis, the team announced on Thursday.
Gotsis, listed at 6-foot-4, 287 pounds, signed a one-year deal with Jacksonville in 2020. He played in all 16 games, with 14 starts, for the Jaguars last season. While he did not record a sack, he totaled 37 tackles, four tackles for loss, one forced fumble and three passes defended. According to Pro Football reference, Gotsis also recorded five quarterback pressures and three quarterback knockdowns, while playing 579 defensive snaps.
Gotsis spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Denver Broncos. He was drafted out of Georgia Tech in the second round (No. 63 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to his time at Georgia Tech, Gotsis spent eight years playing Australian Rules Football in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia. In fact, he is actually the highest-drafted Australian-born player in NFL history.
Through his first five seasons in the NFL, Gotsis has recorded 146 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, five sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 16 passes defended. He has played in 73 career games, which includes 42 starts.
Gotsis could be a good fit and make more of an impact in defensive coordinator Joe Cullen’s scheme, which is expected to be “multiple,” but include 3-4 looks.