With Muhammad Wilkerson being tagged by the New York Jets, Jackson became the first big domino of free agency, and it fell (in principle) Tuesday afternoon. Word has come down that Jacksonville Jaguars have a deal in place withJackson.
It's a 6-year deal for the #Jaguars and DT Malik Jackson. He'll sign when the league year opens tomorrow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2016
Everyone is getting Monopoly money this week. https://t.co/WbWPVDEIRB— James Kratch (@JamesKratch) March 8, 2016
This move makes sense for Jacksonville. The Jaguars have money to burn, with over $80mil in cap room, and needs along their whole defense. It will have repercussions elsewhere in free agency.
The Broncos also announced the release of right guard Louis Vasquez, freeing up roughly $5.5 million in cap room. In addition to tagging Von Miller and extending Derek Wolfe, Denver also has to try to keep linebackers Brandon Marshall and Danny Trevathan to keep as much of their championship defense intact as possible.
Both of these moves could impact the Giants' free agency as well. Trevathan and Marshall were both popular targets for the Giants among fans and observers.
[UPDATE: 2:39 p.m. ET]
The #Jaguars deal for DL Malik Jackson is 6 years, $90M with $42M guaranteed, source said. So, wow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2016