Defensive end Malik Jackson plans to leave the Denver Broncos for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016 NFL Free Agency. Here are five reasons this makes sense.
It seems that the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to aggressively pursue top flight free agents to better their improving football team in 2016 NFL free agency. Jacksonville has a promising young corps, but could certainly use some veteran leadership to bolster their roster for 2016.
Fortunately, Jacksonville has more available cap space than any team in the NFL entering the free agency period, and it seems that they’ve already made a huge splash in 2016, poaching from a familiar source in the Denver Broncos.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, stalwart defensive end Malik Jackson plans to leave the Broncos to sign with the Jaguars this free agency period. When the ink dries, Jackson will reportedly sign a six-year deal for $90 million with $42 million guaranteed to play in North Florida for the Jaguars.
Last offseason, Jacksonville surprisingly was able to sign former Broncos tight end Julius Thomas in free agency. If Jackson does go to Jacksonville, this marks the second straight year the Jaguars have taken a former Broncos star.
Jackson will help a defensive front seven for head coach Gus Bradley that already has some interesting pieces up front in Telvin Smith, Paul Posluszny, Sen’Derrick Marks and 2015’s No. 3 overall pick, Dante Fowler, Jr.
Thomas may have helped in courting Jackson to the Jaguars. While Jackson will get paid handsomely by the Jaguars, here are five reasons that it makes a great deal of sense for him to leave Denver for Jacksonville in 2016 NFL free agency.
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