Alvin Kamara Makes Sense for the Jaguars


I feel like every time a player becomes available, I have the Jacksonville Jaguars as the perfect landing spot. Well this post is no different when it comes to a potential landing spot for Saints running back Alvin Kamara.

The team recently waived the No. 4 pick from 2017 in Leonard Fournette and now have Ryquell Armstead who had 35 carries in his rookie season last year and the oft-injured Chris Thompson as their two lead backs. James Robinson is impressing in camp but he was an undrafted rookie out of Illinois State.

The team has 10 picks in next year's draft, including four in the first two rounds. Why not use one of those picks and acquire the running back who was taken 63 picks after Fournette?

Kamara is entering the final year of his rookie deal and the report is if he and the Saints can't reach a long-term extension, the team is open to trading him for a first-round pick.

Jacksonville has plenty of cap space (info courtesy of our friends at Spotrac.com) and could afford to sign Kamara to a long-term deal between $12-$16 million/year.

While CBS Sports has every team from the AFC East, the Packers, Rams, Bucs, and Washington Football Team as potential landing spots, to me the Jags make the most sense.

They need playmakers on the offensive side of the ball and Kamara would certainly provide that in both the ground game and passing game for Minshew or potentially Trevor Lawrence next season should the team land the No. 1 pick.

For his career, Kamara 2,408 rushing yards, 2,068 yards receiving, 37 touchdowns (27 rushing, 10 receiving), and three Pro Bowl appearances making him the only player in league history to have at least 2,000 rushing yards, 2,000 receiving yards and three Pro Bowl appearances his first three years in the league.

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