Jaguars sign tight end Evan Engram to three-year deal
The Jacksonville Jaguars locked in one of their key offensive pieces after inking tight end Evan Engram to a three-year deal.
The new deal is reportedly worth $41.25 million, including $24 million fully guaranteed. It narrowly avoids Monday’s deadline for players on the franchise tag.
He’s coming off a career-best campaign in his first year with the Jaguars where he posted 73 catches for 766 receiving yards and four touchdowns. It marked the fifth time in his career has notched more than 500 receiving yards and 60 catches.
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Engram’s breakout season set a franchise record for a tight end for most catches and receiving yards. He is also the fourth tight end in Jaguars history to record 50 receptions in a season.
Engram quickly became a favorite target of emerging star quarterback Trevor Lawrence. He will play a major factor next to wide receivers Christian Kirk and Zay Jones.
The 28-year-old is a key part of the core group that the Jaguars are hoping can elevate the franchise to more than playoff contention. Jacksonville took a significant step forward in 2022, earning a playoff berth behind an AFC South division title, capped by a historic wildcard round comeback win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Engram can build or surpass his numbers last season as he further strengthens his chemistry with Lawrence. The Jaguars could become one of the playoff mainstays, especially if their young quarterback continues his progression under center.
Jacksonville opens up the 2023 season against the Indianapolis Colts.