The Jaguars have reportedly come to terms with former Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson with a six-year deal worth approximately $90 million with $42 million guaranteed.
This is the third consecutive season that the team has signed a former Broncos free agent (Zane Beadles, Julius Thomas).
So what are the Jaguars getting in Jackson. We asked Mile High Huddle publisher Chad Jensen what he thought of the defensive end.
Malik Jackson really turned the corner in 2015. And there are two reasons for that. One, with the arrival of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme, Jackson was deployed in a system that fits him best. He's a natural 5-tech defensive end, although he can play anywhere on the defensive line in a 4-3. But playing in his natural position helped him tremendously. Two, Jackson benefited greatly from the tutelage of D-line coach Bill Kollar. Kollar gets the most out of his players and can be credited with the development of one J.J. Watt.