Evan Engram, Jaguars

Jaguars franchise tag star tight end Evan Engram

The Jacksonville Jaguars were one of the surprise teams in the 2022 season, pushing their way toward the playoffs and advancing to the divisional round.

The Jaguars are in a prime position to take another significant step forward in 2023 behind building on their promising young roster. One of which will include retaining rising star tight end Evan Engram for at least another year with the franchise tag.

 

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Jacksonville is hoping to secure him to a long-term deal after he posted his best single season with careers of 73 catches for 766 receiving yards along with four touchdowns. His career-best marks also set a franchise record for a tight end.

He became the fourth tight end in team history to garner at least 50 catches in a season and only the second to record at least 60 receptions.

The 28-year-old has become a focal point of the Jaguars’ passing attack led by rising star quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Engram is a vital piece in the team’s long-term future, which may push him to secure a lucrative deal to stay in Jacksonville for many years ahead.

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Engram joined the Jaguars last season on a one-year deal despite the team wanting to give him a multi-year contract. His gamble has paid off with the potential of him becoming one of the higher-paid players at his position.

The Jaguars hold a promising future ahead behind their young core group. Lawrence has emerged as one of the game’s best talents under center which could see him take another sizable leap forward in his maturation as a quarterback in 2023.

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