Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. is coming off one of the most prolific seasons of his career. Serving as the team's No. 1 wideout for most of the year with Kenny Golladay on the shelf, Jones turned 115 targets into 76 receptions for 978 yards and 9 touchdowns.
But with the Lions potentially entering a rebuild, and Jones in need of a new contract, it's looking like he'll be hitting unrestricted free agency this offseason. If the Lions let him walk, here are the three best destinations for Jones in free agency.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars are projected to have more 2021 cap space than any other team in the league. Likely selecting Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields with the first pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, Jacksonville needs to bring in some more playmakers to help their future franchise QB. Jones would be a compelling option alongside DJ Chark, and he wouldn't cost nearly as much as some of the bigger names on the market. Signing Jones would allow Jacksonville to bolster its receiving corps without limiting its ability to address other positions of need.
2. Miami Dolphins
Similarly, the Miami Dolphins should have a ton of cap space this offseason, and they need to add talent on the outside. Jones and DeVante Parker would form a big-bodied duo capable of winning 50-50 balls and dominating downfield. This would be a great way to improve the receiving corps without breaking the bank on a stud like Golladay or Allen Robinson.
1. New England Patriots
Signing Jones feels like a vintage Bill Belichick move. The 30-year-old is a proven commodity, finishing with at least 750 receiving yards in four of his last five seasons. He missed seven games the last time he failed to reach that mark (2018). Jones isn't the superstar wideout most New England Patriots fans are surely hoping for, but he'd immediately be the best receiver on the team. And the fact that he's likely to be a cost-effective option has to be appealing to Belichick, who never seems to want to spend big on the position.
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