NFL offseason preview: 5 questions Jacksonville Jaguars must answer
As the Chicago Bears prepare for their offseason we will take a look around the NFL and view where each team stands as they enter their offseason. We will highlight potential decisions that could impact the Chicago Bears, as well as free agents that could fit their roster. First, we are going to look at the number overall pick Jacksonville Jaguars.
5. How can Jacksonville Jaguars fix interior line
The Jaguars’ offensive line ranked as an average to slightly below the average unit, but they enter 2022 with big questions. Starting at tackle, they let Cam Robinson play on a franchise tag in 2021, and he is set to be a free agent.
The Jaguars drafted Walker Little who fared well in limited experience and they may be looking at left tackle with their number one overall pick. They are expected to let Cam Robinson walk in free agency.
On the right side, they have a question to answer with JaWaan Taylor. Taylor has held down the right side for three seasons but now they have to decide whether to extend him or let him head into his final season as a potential free agent. Taylor has been consistent, but has not taken the step that makes him a must sign.
At tackle, the team is set to at least have names in-depth in the short term, but they have serious questions for the long term.
At center, look for the Jacksonville Jaguars to move on from Brandon Lindor. He has only played In half of the offensive snaps the past two seasons due to injury, and the team can save over $9M. Even though he has injury questions, this will be a center on the board for the Chicago Bears.
The Jaguars will try to upgrade center, but also may try to retain Tyler Shatley who held up when replacing Lindor. If not., Shatley has less flare but maybe more consistent than Lindor, and he is a free agent as well.
At guard. A.J. Cann and Andrew Norwell are both expected to walk as free agents. Norwell was once considered a top guard, but is now 30, and struggled at times in Jacksonville. Either way, the team only has Ben Bartch. Bartch is in his second season and should be looked at as depth. With that in mind, guard and center are big needs for the Jacksonville Jaguars.