Jaguars team owner Shad Khan said this team WILL draft a quarterback. He also said this was a team that might draft more than one quarterback for competition.
Jaguars general manager David Caldwell has stated this team will be active in the offseason and wants to bring in a "modest" free agent class.
Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley is the middle man, the one who has said all th right things, has looked at senior talent at the Senior Bowl and knows this is a team on the uptick - the first time that has happened in possibly five seasons.
Welcome to the "new" Jacksonville Jaguars. The team that will try to make a splash with its new personality and its hope that the things Bradley learned in Seatle and the time Caldwell spent learning with Bill Polian and then in Atlanta rub off on this franchise - for the better.
The free agent class this season is deep in some areas (running back) and weak in others (quarterback). In the interest of wanting a solid class of players that not only brings in starters, but also provides depth, here are the five fre agents the team should jump at,
Alex Mack - Center, Cleveland
This should be the team's biggest concern in free agency. Losing Brad Meester to retirement is huge because he was the glue that held the line together. Mack is young, big and a beast in the middle and would solidify the line for another five to seven seasons.
Michael Bennett - Defensive End, Seattle
I doubt he goes anywhere, but Bennett is the focus of this team's free agent pool. Tall and quick off the line, he would be the team's best pass rusher since the days of Tony Brackens. If the team could sign him and draft Jadeveon Clowney, the defense would be set for half a decade.
Richie Incognito - Guard, Miami
The Dolphins have said he won't be back with them this season. Incognito is an offensive player who speaks his mind and does not care what anyone thinks. That aside, he provides a toughness this team needs on the front line. He is worth the risk.
Jonathan Dwyer - Running Back, Pittsburgh
The former Georgia Tech star could be the replacement for Maurice Jones-Drew, A shifty runner who is in a crowded backfield in Pittsburgh needs a fresh start. Moving south could do that and help this running game get back up to speed.
Riley Cooper - Wide Receiver, Philadelphia
I have been saying this for some time. Cooper in Jacksonville makes so much sense. Yes, he and Jeremy Macklin are both free agents for the Eagles, but the team would likely re-sign Macklin and pair him again with DeSean Jackson. Cooper becomes a taller version of Keenan McCardell in Jacksonville's offense.