Will Calvin Ridley resign with Jags or Patriots this offseason?

In 2023, the Jaguars had a disastrous end to their season. After starting the year 8-3, Jacksonville lost five of their last six games. They lost an important game in Week 18 to the Titans and missed out on winning the division and the playoffs. This offseason, there is one key free agent who still hasn’t re-signed with the team yet. 

Calvin Ridley started his career with the Falcons. The 29-year-old ran into some legal issues with the league and was forced to miss the entire 2022 season. That season, Ridley was traded from Atlanta to Jacksonville. Ridley’s 2023 campaign was his first with the Jaguars. Now, he is a free agent this offseason and has two teams with interest. Will Ridley re-sign with the Jaguars or will he be poached and sign with the New England Patriots?

Are the Jaguars or Patriots more likely to sign Calvin Ridley this offseason?

“The message the Jaguars are sending by signing Gabe Davis and Devin Duvernay is that they’re not bringing Calvin Ridley back..

He has a market and I know that New England wants him” ~ @mlombardiNFL #PMSLive pic.twitter.com/jy9ZUzY0Gj

— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 13, 2024

There are several reasons why Calvin Ridley hasn’t already re-signed with the Jaguars. First, they signed WRs Gabe Davis and Devin Duvernay as free agents this offseason. That’s on top of Christian Kirk and Zay Jones already in the WR room plus others. Someone will be the odd man out and that could be Ridley. Additionally, the Jaguars might not have the money to pay Ridley a long-term deal. They’ve signed a few free agents and re-signed a few of their players this offseason.

Currently, the Jags have roughly $5 million to work with in cap space after all the moves they’ve already made. Unless Ridley is willing to take a pay cut, Jacksonville must clear up more money. Last season, the veteran WR played on a fifth-year option picked up by the Falcons in 2021. It was worth $11.1 million. At this stage in his…


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Author : Zach Wolpin

Publish date : 2024-03-13 18:00:02

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