Here’s where the Jags rank in position spending after a busy offseason

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have been spending big this offseason and a good portion of their spending has gone to the defensive side. Considering the unit struggled to stop many offenses, especially against the run where they placed 23rd, it’s no surprise.

However, one thing in their favor that helps offset their defensive spending is the fact that they have quarterback Trevor Lawrence under his rookie contract, and will be that way for at least two more seasons. They also have other notable players on even cheaper deals like James Robinson, who is their best offensive player, but is playing on an undrafted rookie contract.

That said, we decided to look at the Jags’ positional spend heading into this regular season using Over the Cap’s projections. Here’s where they stand on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball after an offseason where they spent the most guaranteed money in NFL history:

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) is forced out in the first half of the NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. [The Enquirer]

Total: $12.6 million

Rank: 21st

The biggest hit: Trevor Lawrence, $8.3 million

Jaguars RB (1) Travis Etienne Jr. performs drills during Sunday’s scrimmage session. The Jacksonville Jaguars held their practice session Sunday, August 8, 2021 in front of a limited number of fans on the turf at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. [Florida Times-Union]

Total: $7.2 million

Rank: 25th

The biggest hit: Travis Etienne, $2.9 million

November 14, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) points during the warm up before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk – USA TODAY Sports

Total: $34.3 million

Rank: 4th

The biggest hit: Marvin Jones Jr., $8.7 million

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) leaves the field after the Giants fell to the Washington Football Team, 22-7, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, January 9, 2022. [The Record]

Total: $19.4 million

Rank: 3rd

The biggest hit: Evan Engram, $8.9 million

November 14, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team guard Brandon Scherff (75) smiles as he walks off the field after the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke – USA TODAY Sports

Total: $31.8 million

Rank: 22nd

The biggest hit: Brandon Scherff, $8.6 million

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris (95) rushes Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, January 9, 2022 , in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Total: $29.4 million

Rank: 6th

The biggest hit: Roy Robertson-Harris $9 million

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 05: Josh Allen #41 of the Jacksonville Jaguars warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on December 05, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Total: $30.5 million

Rank: 5th

The biggest hit: Josh Allen, $7.2 million

December 19, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; Atlanta Falcons inside linebacker Foye Oluokun (54) during the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Total: $13.5 million

Rank: 14th

The biggest hit: Foye Oluokun, $6.6 million

December 12, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; The Jacksonville Jaguars release safety Rayshawn Jenkins (2) against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts – USA TODAY Sports

Total: $15.4 million

Rank: 10th

The biggest hit: Rayshawn Jenkins, $9.9 million

December 26, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) celebrates a defensive save during the first half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta – USA TODAY Sports

Total: $34.3 million

Rank: 2nd

The biggest hit: Shaquill Griffin, $16.4 million

Sep 12, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) celebrates with wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) after a fourth quarter touchdown against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

QB: $12.6 million (21st)
RB: $7.2 million (25th)
WR: $34.3 million (4th)
ET: $19.4 million (3rd)
OL: $31.8 million (22nd)

Total: $105.6 million (18th)

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen (41), Jacksonville Jaguars safety Rudy Ford (5) and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) and other teammates celebrate after Allen recovers from a fumble from Buffalo during fourth quarter action. The Jaguars were tied with the Bills 6-6 at the end of the first half and won the game with a final score of 9-6. The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Buffalo Bills at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL, Sunday, November 7, 2021. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
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IDL: $29.4 million (6th)
ADVANTAGE: $30.5 million (5th)
LB: $13.5 million (14th)
Security: $15.4 million (10th)
CB: $34.3 million (2nd)

Total: $123.3 million (2nd)

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