The Jacksonville Jaguars were more active than any other NFL team on day one of the legal tampering period, and now they would have landed a tight new star. Former New York Giants offensive weapon Evan Engram is set to sign a one-year, fully guaranteed contract worth $9 million with the Jags, by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. With incentives, the contract could reach $10 million.
The 2020 Pro Bowler caught just 46 passes for a career-low 408 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games played in 2021. The Giants have been decimated by injuries and also had inconsistent quarterback play, but Engram was seen as a free agent target who could flourish with a change of scenery. The Ole Miss product is a versatile sleight-of-hand that can also line up in the slot. It’s a skill set that will make things easier for a developing quarterback like Trevor Lawrence. Engram burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2017, catching 64 passes for 722 yards and six touchdowns. However, he hasn’t seen those kinds of numbers since.
Engram now joins a talented group of arms consisting of Marvin Jones Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr., Jamal Agnew, Dan Arnold, James Robinson and Travis Etienne. The former Giants tight end isn’t the only reported offensive addition the Jaguars made on Monday, as they also reportedly gave former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk a monster four-year contract. worth up to $84 million. Jacksonville also reportedly added a star to the offensive line, nabbing former Washington Commanders right guard Brandon Scherff.
It goes without saying, but this Jaguars team is going to be very different in 2022.