NFL Rumors: Jaguars expected to pursue running back

Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to address the running back position this offseason

The Jacksonville Jaguars have lots of money to spend this off-season and with lots of cap space, they can put money into lots of positions.

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One of the positions the Jaguars are supposed to address is running back.

The Jaguars finished 21st in rushing in 2014 behind the legs of Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart. Quarterback Blake Bortles was also second on the team in rushing.

According to Ian Rapoport, the team plans to move Toby Gerhart around, which means the team is going to be searching the open market to find another back.

The team averaged 102.1 yards a game on the ground last year, which isn’t terrible but certainly can be improved. The Jaguars also have young running backs Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson on the roster.

The team could certainly add a running back in free agency with all the cap space they have, or in the draft. With Gerhart, Todman and Johnson on the roster, their will certainly be competition and depth at the running back position with whoever is brought in.

Factor in the legs of Blake Bortles and the team could certainly improve upon their 21st ranked rushing game in 2015.

The team might have to overpay to get players to come to Jacksonville, but overpaying might be in order to get to the minimum spending that Jaguars have to achieve per league rules.

The Jaguars don’t have the flashy name at running back, and could be in the mix for a top college running back if any fall out of the first round as the Jaguars have an early pick in the second round.

The team lacks the name running back and they intend on getting one this off-season.

[H/T: Ian Rapoport]