Jaguars Christian Kirk signing changes NFL free agency WR market

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
author picture Jade Durand
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The Jaguars' signing of Christian Kirk could change the free agent WR market for years to come. The four-year‚ $84 million deal gives Kirk a guaranteed minimum of $72 million a year‚ but he can earn up to $84 million if he reaches his maximum AAV. If he stays with the team‚ Kirk will become the third-highest paid receiver in the NFL behind DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones. Kirk is a big risk for the Jaguars‚ but the return on investment is worth it. Kirk was a bust last season‚ with a career-high 71 receptions and 763 yards. He's only 25‚ but he's already set his own career highs in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He played mostly in the slot with the Cardinals‚ but he can also play outside. He gives Trevor Lawrence another reliable target. The Jaguars had the most drops in the league‚ with 11 in a single season. Christian Kirk's contract with the Jaguars could change the NFL free agent WR market.

jaguars christian kirk signing changes nfl free agency wr market
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The deal will allow him to play wide or slot and can earn up to $84 million. Despite his high price tag‚ the contract isn't a surprise. It is the signing of a wide receiver that has changed the landscape of the WR market. It may seem like a small change‚ but it will likely have a huge impact on the market.