With the Denver Broncos and defensive end Malik Jackson reportedly not close to reaching a new deal right now, it is expected that Jackson will hit the free agent market here in a few weeks.
"He(Jackson) will command anywhere from $11 million to $14 million a year in the open market. The Jacksonville Jaguars covet Jackson and they have an NFL-most $79.8 million in available cap space."
As Klis says above, the Jaguars have the most cap space in the NFL this offseason with nearly $80 million available(via Over The Cap).
Reports circulated this afternoon that Malik Jackson is looking for a five-year, $75 million dollar contract this offseason. The Broncos probably can't go that high, but a team like the Jaguars could write that check right now and still have plenty of cap space available for other free agents.
Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley coached the Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks defense a few year's back, so he knows the importance of an interior pass rush. Adding a piece like Jackson could help that team start trending up.
This will be the second straight offseason in a row where the Jaguars covet a Broncos free agent.
Last season they signed former Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas to a five-year, $46 million dollar contract. Will do they continue that trend this offseason and write a big check and sign defensive end, Malik Jackson?