There will be plenty of big name free agent wide receivers for the Jacksonville Jaguars to look at once free agency begins this off-season.
Unfortunately many of the wide outs that are affordable are known just as much for their baggage as they are for their respective skills.
The guys I am talking about are Randy Moss, Terrell Owens and Plaxico Burress. All are aging and have the ability to contribute to a team looking for size at the position—like the Jaguars—but all three have a reputation for being divas.
The Cincinnati Bengals’ Chad Ochocinco is also considered to be on the trading block and he too is a high-maintenance player.
Over the past week or so I have seen fans associate the Jaguars’ with Ochocinco and Burress.
In reaction to that, let me say this clearly: The Jaguars WILL NOT take a risk on a guy with any kind of player with baggage.
General Manager Gene Smith has made it a point to add high-character players to the Jaguars’ roster and to get rid of cancerous ones. See Mike Sims-Walker, who will be released because his me-first attitude grew old.
Jacksonville does need help at wide receiver but taking a risk on a guy like Moss or Owens is not Smith’s M.O. He wants guys that will buy into his team-oriented philosophy and all of the aforementioned receivers have not done that to this point in their careers.
So for anyone thinking the Jaguars will make a splash in free agency by adding a big name/big attitude receiver, don't hold your breath.Tags: Football, Gene Smith, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Mike Sims-Walker, NFL, Plaxico Burress