The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking at a major overhaul these past two seasons with new head coach Gus Bradley and company. They have made it clear since the start of the 2013 offseason that they are focused on building this team through the trenches first, and they have done a good job of that, starting with the drafting of Luke Joeckel 2nd overall last year.
In the 2014 offseason, Jacksonville is already off to a hot start, making four key moves along the defensive line and shaping up their roster to continue climbing into playoff contention.
Offseason Player Movement
- RB Justin Forsett
- OG Uche Nwaneri
- C Brad Meester (retired)
- QB Blaine Gabbert (traded to 49ers)
- DE Jason Babin (re-signed)
- DT Ziggy Hood (Steelers)
- DE Chris Clemons (Seahawks)
- DT Red Bryant (Seahawks)
- LB Dekoda Watson (Buccaneers)
- RB Toby Gerhart (Vikings)
- OG Zane Beadles (Broncos)
- QB Chad Henne (re-signed)
- OT Cameron Bradfield (re-signed)
- OT Sam Young (re-signed)
- TE Clay Harbor (re-signed)
Top Offseason Needs
The Jaguars re-signed Chad Henne and think he can start capably for a year or two if the need is there, but the ownership is going to want a long-term solution at the position and it will have to come from this year’s draft. The Jags are in prime position to get one of the top 3 quarterbacks in this year’s draft
2. Running Back
The Jaguars are saying goodbye to team legend Maurice Jones-Drew, and brought in former backup to Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart. Gerhart hasn’t been anything to write home about in his NFL career thus far, but the Jaguars gave him a pretty good amount of money so he figures to at least play somewhat of a big role here. They still need someone else to come in.
Brad Meester has retired, Uche Nwaneri was let go, and Will Rackley is looking like he might have been a bust. The Jaguars signed Zane Beadles in the early portion of free agency from the Broncos and could use another upgrade here.
7. Wide Receiver