The Jacksonville Jaguars have been more active than any other NFL team on Day 1 of the legal tampering period, and now, they have reportedly landed a new star tight end. Former New York Giants offensive weapon Evan Engram intends to sign a one-year, fully-guaranteed deal worth $9 million with the Jags, per 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 were decimated by injuries and had inconsistent quarterback play as well, but Engram was seen as a free-agent target who could blossom with a change of scenery. The Ole Miss product is a versatile pass-catcher who can also line up in the slot. It's a skillset that will make things easier on 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 group of talented weapons comprised of Marvin Jones Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr., Jamal Agnew, Dan Arnold, James Robinson and Travis Etienne. The former Giants tight end is not 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 deal 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 look very different in 2022.