The Jacksonville Jaguars will keep Evan Engram
The Jacksonville Jaguars were expected to do what they needed to do to keep tight end Evan Engram on the team. The Jaguars are trying to maintain stability in the offense for Trevor Lawrence’s third season in Jacksonville. The team went from 3-14 in 2021 to winning the AFC South division and a Wild Card game in 2022.
According to Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network, Lawrence will have Engram back as a target for the 2023 season.
The #Jaguars have franchise tagged TE Evan Engram, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 6, 2023
Engram had a major role in the Jaguars’ offense last season. He finished the season with 73 catches for 766 (Engram’s career high) receiving yards and four touchdown receptions. Engram had the third most receiving yards behind wide receivers Christian Kirk and Zay Jones.
The move will give the Jaguars and Engram’s camp some time to work out a long-term contract for the elite Pro Bowl tight end. The franchise tag cost for a tight end in 2023 is $11.345 million. The contract is more than the $9 million he signed for 2022 but a little less than his projected figure of $12.75 million a year.
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