After four subpar seasons with the Titans, the 2009 second-round pick out of Auburn signed a one-year deal with Jacksonville. Despite playing on one of the league’s worst defenses this season, the 26-year-old Marks has put up good numbers, with career highs in sacks (four), pass deflections (eight), forced fumbles (two) and fumble recoveries (three).
This four year deal is an extension on a recently signed one year deal. From NBC Sports,
Marks signed a one-year deal worth $1.2 million with the team before this season and has turned in a strong campaign up front for Jacksonville. Marks has four sacks, two forced fumbles and eight pass breakups while pressuring offenses from the middle of the line of scrimmage, a step forward from his first four years with the Titans.
Marks turns 27 next year, which puts him at an age where he can be a foundation piece for the Jacksonville defense over the life of the contract. That’s obviously the idea on the Jaguars’ end of things as they start working toward better results in Gus Bradley’s second year as head coach.