Jaguars use franchise tag on tight end Evan Engram
What it means:
The Jacksonville Jaguars have applied the franchise tag to tight end Evan Engram. Engram signed a one-year deal with the Jaguars prior to the 2022 season and was set to become a free agent this offseason, but will now remain with the team after posting the best season of his career. The team could still work out a more long-term contract with the former first-round pick. Engram was pivotal to the Jaguars' offensive bounce-back in 2022 after their concerning 2021 performance, with his 73 catches, 766 yards, and 4 touchdowns each ranking third on the team. His emergence in the second half of the season helped propel the offense on their way to a 6-1 record in their final 7 games of the regular season, and his 7 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Wild Card Round helped give the team their first postseason victory since 2017.