The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to improve through free agency this offseason and they could target both Julius Thomas and Randal Cobb.
Last season was the final season that the Jacksonville Jaguars want to be a mediocre team on the rise. The franchise has suffered through too many lulls to be okay with being mediocre again and that’s going to be reflected in the way the team approaches free agency this offseason.
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Free agency doesn’t open for a few weeks, but there are already names that the Jaguars are being attached to that seem to indicate they’re willingness to buy their way out of their problems. Last year they had the sneakiest free agency period of all 32 teams, and this year they seem to be back at it again.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the Jaguars have plenty of cap space to play with and that could lead them to targeting and signing both Randall Cobb and Julius Thomas to boost their receiving corps.
"The Jags will be looking for a high-end pass catcher as well. If they ended up with either Randall Cobb or Julius Thomas I would not be surprised in the least."
It’s always risky business to be a tea that goes out and signs two players who worked so well in a different system. Cobb has thrived in Green Bay and Thomas has become a stud in Denver but both players have one thing in common — their quarterbacks are elite.
Blake Bortles is on the rise but he’s hardly elite at this point in his career. Landing Cobb and Thomas are no doubt boosts to the Jaguars offense but they’re hardly quick fixes to their problems. Instead, the two could end up regressing in a system that is so far away from what they’re used to and they would be the first free agents to fizzle out in such a manner.
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