The Jaguars finally filled their need on Monday for a wide receiver, as they agreed to terms with former Rams first-round pick and veteran pass catcher Torry Holt. The Florida Times Union reports that it is a three-year deal. The amount of the deal was not noted in the article.
The signing of Holt means that the Jags likely won’t have to spend their number eight pick on a wide out in Saturday’s draft. Before the signing there were plenty that thought that the team would spend that pick on a young receiver. Holt changes their plans.
The team was in desperate need of a pass catcher, as they released Matt Jones, Jerry Porter, and didn’t re-sign Reggie Williams this past offseason. Holt will come in and right away be the teams number one receiver, and also will be a great leader for a pass core that needs all the help they can get.
Last season Holt caught 64 passes for 796 yards and three touchdowns. He is the first real number one wide out the team has had since the glory days of Jimmy Smith. Now we’ll see if Holt can live up to the hype.