Franchise Tag Is Jacksonville Jaguars Biggest Enemy This Off-Season

By Joey Farbo

It is no secret that the Jacksonville Jaguars are in the market for free agent wide receivers this off-season.

However, with the news on Sunday night that the Philadelphia Eagles are planning to place the franchise tag on free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson, it brings up the concern that other free agent wide receivers could see the same fate as Jackson and limit the free agent market.

While Jackson was almost certainly not one of the wide receivers on the Jaguars radar, his absence from the free agent market will be felt. The Jaguars are not the only team in the market for a top receiving target this off-season, so anytime one of the top receivers gets taken off the market it decreases the odds that the Jaguars can land an elite pass catcher.

The free agent pool for wide receivers is deep this off-season, but it is possible that a few more receivers are taken off the market by their teams prior to the opening of free agency on March 13.

Regardless, it seems that the Jaguars are going to have to throw a lot of cash at whoever they target.

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