Calvin Ridley
Jacksonville Jaguars Plan on Keeping Top Free Agents Calvin Ridley and Josh Allen
4 months ago

Wide Receiver Calvin Ridley and Pass Rusher Josh Allen are pending free agents, whom the Jaguars want to keep in-house.

After a disappointing season, the Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping to retain their top two free agents to make their bid back into the playoffs. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley had a decent return after sitting out the 2022 season for a gambling suspension. Ridley caught 76 passes for 1016 yards and 8 touchdowns. The Jaguars risk giving up a 2nd round draft pick to the Atlanta Falcons due to trade conditions by re-signing Ridley. The risk is worth it to give quarterback Trevor Lawrence some continuity on offense.

 

Pass rusher Josh Allen broke the franchise record for sacks with 17.5 and ranking second in the league lead. Keeping the productive rusher should be a top priority for the Jaguars as the defense showed signs of weakness as the season progressed. Allen was one of the lone bright spots on the defensive side, keeping him will not be cheap as the Jaguars may need to apply the Franchise tag to keep Allen from hitting the market.

 

Calvin Ridley is 29 years old heading into the 2024 season, his connection with Lawrence should keep his fantasy value around the WR2 range. Ridley has the potential to be a WR1 as shown during his 2020 season with Atlanta. Keeping Ridley with Lawrence can help build that connection.