Marvin Jones Joins Crowded Jaguars WR Corps In Free Agency
DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 26: Marvin Jones #11 of the Detroit Lions lines up against the Houston Texans during the first quarter at Ford Field on November 26, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Jacksonville is finally making some noise in a quiet free agent wide receiver market.
Former Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones has agreed to a two-year, $14.5 million deal with $9.2 million fully guaranteed with the Jaguars, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday.
Jones, 31, was the Bengals’ fifth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He signed a five-year, $40 million contract in 2016 with the Lions and posted a 1,000-yard season in 2017.
The UC Berkley product stepped into a bigger role in 2020 with Kenny Golladay out for multiple games and reeled in a career-high 76 passes for 978 yards and nine touchdowns.
Jones joins a crowded Jacksonville receiving corps which consists of D.J. Chark Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr., Keelan Cole Sr., Chris Conley, Dede Westbrook and Phillip Dorsett II, who was acquired yesterday. His addition should marginally improve the fantasy value for Trevor Lawrence — the Jaguars’ presumed pick at No. 1 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft — but could cannibalize targets from Chark and Shenault.
With Golladay also on the free agency market and not expected to return to the Lions, Jones’ departure leaves Detroit very needy at receiver. Next up on their WR depth chart are Danny Amendola, Tyrell Williams, Mohamed Sanu Sr., Geronimo Allison and Quintez Cephus (among others).