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Jaguars re-sign Jarrod Wilson

Jarrod Wilson

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jacksonville Jaguars safety Jarrod Wilson has re-signed with the team on a three-year contract. The amount of money he will make remains to be reported.

Wilson is a three-year NFL veteran who started two games down the stretch for the Jaguars last season. He finished the year with 21 total tackles, two pass deflections, two tackles for a loss, and one forced fumble. He’s primarily been a special-teamer for the squad but will have the chance to play more in the secondary moving forward.

In 2016 Wilson went undrafted and then signed on to the Jaguars as a free agent. He had gone to Michigan for four total years. His last season, he had 38 tackles, one for loss, one sack and two interceptions. Though he wasn’t very dynamic as a ball-hawking safety, he was still able to latch on with the Jaguars and be their backup safety and a member on special teams.

Last season was a very disappointing one for the Jaguars. They went 5-11 and finished dead last in the AFC South Division. Their head coach Doug Marrone struggled to keep their offense consistent. They were second to last in the league in points scored, averaging only 15.3 points per game. However, their defense still remained one of the best in the league, only allowing 19.8 points per game, which ranked 6th overall.

Moving forward the team will need to bring in a respected veteran quarterback like Nick Foles or Ryan Fitzpatrick to fix their offensive production. Their defense still remains very effective and is still their calling card.