Jacksonville Jaguars Expected to Extend Right Tackle Taylor

If the Jacksonville Jaguars intend to re-sign offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor this offseason, they may have to break the bank to do it. Per ESPN's Field Yates, the team will attempt to sign the 35th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, and it could cost them as much as $15 million per year.

Taylor has started 66 of a possible 66 games since joining the Jaguars and played a ridiculous 4311 offensive snaps over that span, mostly at right tackle. He has been an incredibly reliable and consistent presence for the team, but he has yet to establish himself as a real star at the position. He has never exceeded the 63.7 overall grade he earned from Pro Football Focus as a rookie.

From a distance, Taylor does not seem like an ideal candidate for a massive new deal, but the Jaguars must like what they've seen inside the building and want to keep a good thing going. The team earned its first playoff win since 2018 and finished the regular season with the 10th most points in the league in 2022. The Jaguars will clearly do everything they can to build on last season's success.

If the Jaguars want to commit to Taylor, he'll likely require a significant investment. Seven right tackles average more than $10 million per year; Taylor will likely join that group. He could flirt with the four-year, $60 million extension Jack Conklin signed in 2022.

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