The Jacksonville Jaguars were the worst passing offense in the NFL this past season.
While some of the blame falls on the shoulders of young quarterback Blaine Gabbert, perhaps the more glaring deficiency on the Jaguars offense last season was the lack of an elite playmaking wide receiver.
Fortunately for Jaguars general manager Gene Smith, the amount of talent available in free agency at the wide receiver position is the best it has been in years. According to ProFootballWeekly.com, Smith is determined to fix the wide receiver position this off-season through both free agency and the draft.
Once Smith is done with his evaluations, the Jaguars are going to aggressively pursue whoever he grades as the best available wide receiver in free agency. The Jaguars have plenty of room under the cap to offer big money to an elite wide receiver, and new owner Shahid Khan has the deep pockets that will allow Smith to spend up to the salary cap this off-season.
With both Smith and new head coach Mike Mularkey on three-year contracts, they both know that the clock is already ticking on their time in Jacksonville. Both would likely be on their way out in three years if they do not have this team back in the playoffs.
It appears the organization will spare no expense to ensure that it will happen.