The Jacksonville Jaguars won’t attract many free agents if they will use their win total as their pitch.
After all, they will own the number one draft pick for the second consecutive year after winning just three games last season.
They may also use the opportunity to play with Trevor Lawrence as their marketing strategy, but that approach isn’t enough.
However, what the Jaguars had was massive cap space and they used it to build their roster as soon as negotiations with free agents were allowed.
That said, Pro Football Focus writer Ari Meirov keeps track of the signings that Jacksonville had in what he calls the “Jaguars spending spree big board.”
#Jaguars spending spree big board:
WR Christian Kirk: 4 years, $72M
G Brandon Scherff: 3 years, $49.5M
LB Foye Oluokun: 3 years, $45M
CB Darious Williams: 3 years, $30M
DT Foley Fatukasi: 3 years, $30M
WR Zay Jones: 3 years, $24M
TE Evan Engram: 1 year, $9M
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 16, 2022
Meirov summarized the acquisitions of the following players and the deals they got.
On defense, they added Foye Oluokun from the Atlanta Falcons, Foley Fatukasi from the New York Jets, and Darious Williams from the Los Angeles Rams.
In total, the Jaguars spent $259.5 million on those seven players, for an average of $37 million each.
Yet despite the massive deals, Jacksonville still has $13 million left in their cap.
How Much Will These Signings Help The Jaguars’ Cause?
Having Scherff will improve the protection around Lawrence, especially after absorbing 32 sacks last season.
Meanwhile, Kirk and Jones will improve the Jaguars’ receiving corps which already has Marvin Jones Jr. and D.J. Chark.
However, their latest additions mean that Lavishka Shenault might be on the way out.
Oluokun and Fatukasi should beef up their pass rush while Williams improves their pass defense.
Jacksonville upgraded their roster across the board which could help them close the gap with division rivals Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, and Houston Texans.