December 2, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos guard Zane Beadles (68) during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Jaguars sign Zane Beadles for $30 million?


The Jacksonville Jaguars are likely to have a new quarterback under center in the near future and a broken signal caller isn’t an effective one.

Knowing this, the Jaguars are determined to re-build their offensive line and have reportedly signed Zane Beadles, formerly of the Denver Broncos.

looks like around a 5year $30 million deal for former #Broncos OG Zane Beadles, on his way to the #Jaguars

Beadles was one of the better available offensive lineman on the market, but to suggest that he was worth $6 million dollars a year would be a bit outlandish.

Regardless, the Jaguars – facing the problem so many other small market teams do – were forced to overpay in effort to keep him from their competition.

There’s no doubt Beadles will be making far more money than he should, but the Jaguars had no choice if they wanted to build portions of their offensive line through free agency.

The 27-year-old had expressed a desire to return to the Denver Broncos, but he simply wasn’t going to leave that kind of money on the table.

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