As first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Jacksonville Jaguars are set to hire former New York Jets general manager John Idzik to serve in an advisory role.
The role that Idzik is rumored to play will be an advisor regarding the salary cap and contracts, something that he was very successful with when he was with the Seattle Seahawks.
One would assume that with the most cap space in the National Football League and a decent free agent class at many positions which includes potential Jaguars targets such as tight end Julius Thomas, running backs Reggie Bush and DeMarco Murray, safeties Rahim Moore and Louis Delmas, as well as offensive tackle Orlando Franklin, the Jaguars appear to be getting geared up for a free agent spending spree.
The new regime has done a solid job of recruiting veteran free agents, and entering Year 3 of a total "gut and rebuild," it seems like it's finally time for the team to spend legitimate money on free agents as they could be close enough to take the next step toward respectability.
Idzik's role could be to structure those contracts in a team friendly way as roughly half of free agents signings don't work out.
Jags To Hire Idzik
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