The Jacksonville Jaguars were one of the most improved teams in the league during the 2022 NFL season.
After a 3-14 record in 2021, the Jaguars bounced back to the tune of a 9-8 season and won the AFC South as a result.
As they look ahead to 2023, the Jaguars are hungry to build on the success they found last season.
Trevor Lawrence and the offense seem to be firing on all cylinders, and now that Calvin Ridley is back from his suspension, they can only improve from here.
Recently, the team announced that they will be bringing back another key contributor on the defensive side of the ball.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Jaguars have re-signed safety Andrew Wingard to a three-year deal.
The #Jaguars are giving Wingard a 3-year deal worth $9.6M base value with a chance to make $13.8M. He's guaranteed $6M. https://t.co/FGDGhdGbgL
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2023
Wingard was an undrafted free agent for the Jaguars in 2019 but has been a major contributor in his time with the team.
2022 was a down year for him, only racking up 37 total tackles, one forced fumble, and one interception.
The new deal that he has signed is the makings of a “prove it” contract.
Wingard had a career year in 2021, amassing 88 tackles, which is over double the amount that he collected in 2022.
If he can get closer to his 2021 statistics, this is a great deal for the Jaguars, who are continuing to build their young roster.
With Lawrence at the helm on offense, and Doug Pederson as their coach, the Jaguars have an upward trajectory over the next several years.NEXT: Calvin Ridley Has A Clear Goal For His NFL Future