Jacksonville Jaguars fans are all over the board on what to make of the team’s free agent news from Tuesday and Wednesday.
News broke early that wide receiver Allen Robinson would leave to join the Chicago Bears. While there was still some hope that Robinson would re-sign with the team that made him a second round draft pick in 2014, the odds on retaining the top flight wide receiver was slim.
Jacksonville jaguars made a splash by reaching a deal with Andrew Norwell, regarded as the best offense of line men in this free-agent pool. Norwell, who comes over from the Carolina Panthers, will help strengthen an offensive line that was much improved last season. This is a move that executive vice-president Tom Coughlin has made before. As head coach of the New York Giants, the two times Super Bowl winner Built the organization through strength on both sides of the line.
Jacksonville Jaguars led the NFL in rushing last season, with Leonard Fournette gaining 1,040 Yards on the ground. No well will help the one game, and will help protect quarterback Blake Bortles.
Norwell’s deal is for five years and is $66 million.
Jaguars addressed the loss of Robinson by signing Donte Moncrief to a one year deal. Moncrief, who comes early from the Indianapolis Colts, gives Jacksonville a tall target and will help make up for some of the loss of Robinson’s size against smaller cornerbacks.
The team also announced that it had re-signed Marqise Lee, a 2014 second-round draft pick out of USC.
Lee had a big girl last season while Robinson was dealing with an ACL injury that cost him almost all of the season. Lee, Keelan Cole, Dede Westbrook and Allen Hurns keep a receiving unit intact from 2017.
The Jaguars came to terms with DJ Hayden, a cornerback who will replace Aaron Colvin, who signed with the Houston Texans.
It’s a possibility the Jacksonville will still try to address the tight end position and potential he another offensive lineman before the NFL Draft in late April.