A potential area the Jaguars could improve the team this offseason is in terms of pass rush, so let's take a look at why that is a need and potential moves they could make.
Before we can look towards improvement we have to know where we stand. So I took a look at roughly* the 4 highest pressure earners on each team (4 players*32 teams = 128 top players in PFRef's Pressures stat*) along with the Jaguars 2023 rostered DL and developed a metric based on these pressures divided by the snaps a player played (minus their recorded stats that are most likely made on plays other then when they recorded those pressures; Tackles, Ints, or being Targeted in coverage).
A few takeaways to note, even when healthy we probably shouldn't expect DaVon Hamilton to be in our plans for an improved pass rush; secondly, Travon Walker was 4th on the team in terms of snap adjusted Pass Rush efficiency by this metric and while Yasir Abdullah might be a dark horse candidate as a pass rusher moving forward we also need someone to fill the hole a likely Chaisson departure will leave.
The Well Discussed Travon Walker Problem
So Travon Walker might be the 4th best pass rusher on his own team, but who is to say he wasn't worth the number 1 overall pick?
Well, he might have been the 6th best pass rusher from his draft class.
2024 Free Agents
So now let's put this metric to use to see which potential free agents might help the Jaguar's pass rush in the new year.
Obviously keeping Josh Allen is the highest priority when it comes to pass rush this offseason.
Edges who might be worth taking fliers on in FA are Charles Harris, Leonard Floyd, Calais Campbell, A.J. Epenesa, Za'Darius Smith, Dorance Armstrong, and Josh Uche.
IDL who might be worth a look in FA are Fletcher Cox and Quinton Jefferson.
The money we save by cutting Fatukasi alone could likely pay for over half names listed.