AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Titans

     

Colts

  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer writes he expects the Colts to be open to the possibility of drafting a quarterback in the first round if that player is an upgrade to current incumbent QB Jacoby Brissett
  • Kevin Bowen of 1075TheFan.com writes it’s not looking likely that the Colts will bring back TE Eric Ebron as the relationship has fractured from both sides, with Ebron unhappy about his usage and the Colts not pleased that Ebron shut himself down at the end of the season. 
  • Bowen also identifies S Clayton Geathers, WR Chester Rogers, RB Jonathan Williams and OL Joe Haeg as players who could come back in depth roles. 

Jaguars

With his job security presumably locked in for 2020, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell can now turn his attention toward fixing a roster that limped to the finish line in 2019. Caldwell termed the task “challenging” as Jacksonville is currently projected to be in the red in available 2020 cap space and will need to make cuts. However, Caldwell’s confident in repeating his track record after building a roster that reached the AFC Championship Game in 2017. 

“That’s nothing we haven’t faced before,” Caldwell said via John Oehser of the team’s website. “We’ve done it before in ’16 and ’17 and when we first got here, we had a lot of holes to fill. We didn’t have nearly as many to fill as we did in ’13 and ’14.”

Titans

Titans QB Marcus Mariota lost his starting job to Ryan Tannehill earlier this season and Tennessee hasn’t looked back en route to Saturday’s appearance in the Wildcard Round against New England. Though Mariota doesn’t appear to have a future with the Titans, he has remained a good teammate for the time he still has with the organization.

“Marcus has continued to improve, and we’re going to need him through this run somehow, some way,” Titans HC Mike Vrabel said via Jim Wyatt of the team website. “He’s continuing to improve and work, and again, was able to get him in the game, and hopefully that package can continue to grow as we move forward.”

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