Usually former All-Pro receivers generate a great deal of interest on the free agent market, even if they are 31 years old. Brandon Lloyd, who was released by the New England Patriots this offseason, has not yet found a new home. Since the 2010 season, Lloyd has been one of the more productive receivers in the NFL. While there were some allegations that Lloyd had a poor work ethic in the past, he appears to have quieted all of those concerns in the past few seasons.
So which team will benefit from adding the veteran receiver to their roster? Look no further than the Jacksonville Jaguars.
For an offense that has struggled in the passing game, Lloyd would be an instant energizer to the Jaguars. Lloyd should also be able to quickly grasp the offense of Jedd Fisch after having been exposed to the complexities of the Patriots’ offense last season.
The Jaguars already have two promising young receivers in Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts, but a quarterback can never have enough weapons at his disposal in the passing game. Lloyd is a deep threat who can really help open up a passing game and allow an offense to push the ball down the field.
Also, take into account that Blackmon will be suspended for the first four games of the season, and the addition of Lloyd begins to seem like an even smarter move.
While the addition of Lloyd may not lead to a turnaround of any sort for the Jaguars, it would definitely help add explosiveness to their offense.