Jaguars Named Perfect Fit for Intriguing Free-Agent Wide Receiver

Larry Rupp
The Jacksonville Jaguars were named the perfect fit for free agent wide receiver Christian Kirk.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were named the perfect fit for free agent wide receiver Christian Kirk. / Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars head into the offseason with an abundance of roster needs and over $56 million in projected cap space. That combination points to the the Jaguars being active in free agency, especially since they were recently named the perfect fit for wide receiver Christian Kirk.

Jaguars Free Agent Targets 2022

Kirk has yet to cross the 1,000 yard mark as a pro, but he did lead the Arizona Cardinals in both receptions (77) and receiving yards (982) this past year. He shined in the slot position, finishing with a career-high 74.8% catch percentage and regularly making unexpected catches in traffic.

Securing another offensive weapon for young quarterback Trevor Lawrence is never a bad idea. The Jaguars averaged just 10.2 yards per catch in 2021 and logged the fewest receiving touchdowns in the NFL (12). Meanwhile, Kirk has tallied at least five scores in each of the last two seasons.

A free agent class led by the likes of Chris Godwin and Allen Robinson should allow for Kirk to fly under the radar a bit price-wise. While he may not be the big-name signing Jacksonville fans are hoping for, he remains a reliable pass-catcher capable of taking on a huge workload if necessary.

The Jaguars enter the 2022 season with hopes of posting a winning record and making the playoff for the first time since 2017. That's going to be no easy task, though.

For now, Jacksonville remains a long shot to win Super Bowl 57 with odds set at +10000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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