AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Titans



Andrew Walker of spoke with new Colts DT Sheldon Day about his return home to Indianapolis and what his contract negotiations with the team consisted of.

“Of course, coming home to Indy was a no-brainer for me,” Day told Walker. “I think they reached out and there was interest, and it kind of got down to the nitty-gritty and everybody was trying to figure out numbers and all that other type of stuff, but ultimately I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

Day also talked about what he and former teammate DT DeForest Buckner will bring to Indianapolis next season.

 “Just the intensity and the effort we play with,” Day continued. “Trying to play hard every single down. Make sure we impose our will, and make sure that we are infectious when it comes to the energy bucket, so we’re always trying to fill it up. No matter what the circumstances (are) — it can be 4th and 1, game on the line — we’re still going to be playing fast, hard and physical; we can be up by 20, we’re still going to be flying around having fun. So it’s about spreading the infectious desire to have fun throughout the entire unit.”


The “competition” the Jaguars were pitching between QB Nick Foles and 2019 sixth-round QB Gardner Minshew was short-lived, as Minshew became the clear winner when Jacksonville traded Foles to the Bears. It’s possible the Jaguars still add another more established veteran but for now Minshew goes into 2020 as the starter looking to build on his rookie season where he threw for 3,271 yards, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions in 14 games. 

“Obviously, we want to see a big jump,” Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said via John Oehser of the team’s official website. “We’re excited for him. It’s a great opportunity. He’s not going to change the way he is. He’s a hard-working kid who has a lot of potential. We’ve got to make sure everyone around him is doing their job and doing it at a high level.”

  • Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the contract of new Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert is a two-year, $9.5 million contract, including $3.25 million guaranteed with a $2.25 million signing bonus. It also includes a $3.9 million option year to be exercised prior to the first day of the 2021 league year. Additionally, there is a $1.25 million per game active roster bonus with $2 million in incentives for 2020.
  • Wilson also notes that if the 2021 option is exercised, then $1 million of the base salary becomes guaranteed and it includes up to $1 million per game active roster bonuses for 2021. This includes up to $2 million in incentives.
  • Washington C Nick Harris had a pre-draft meeting over video conference with the Jaguars. (Justin Melo)


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