Jaguars TE Chris Manhertz discusses HC Doug Pederson’s offense and the addition of Evan Engram

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The Jacksonville Jaguars’ offense under former head coach Urban Meyer didn’t fit the players on his roster very well. Tight end Chris Manhertz told “Jaguars Drive Time” on Saturday that he likes how new head coach Doug Pederson tailors his offense to his player’s skillsets and raved about the addition of free agent Evan Engram.

“I think it’s very complementary and what I mean by that is that it’s pretty much tailored by what the players can bring to the table,” Manhertz said about Pederson’s system. “And that has also been a point of emphasis for us as an offense and what coach wants. It’s going to be tailored to the skillsets, the best skillsets on this team. So for me as a player, you really can’t go wrong with that.”

Manhertz is ecstatic about the addition of Engram, the former New York Giants tight end, and a former first-round pick. He said it was a great move that the Jaguars made this offseason and called him a ‘hell of a player.’

“Watching from afar as a tight end, you see the type of dynamic player that he is,” he said. “He can stretch the field. He’s fast, he’s almost like a big receiver in a sense.”

Manhertz said the addition of Engram puts the defense in a bind where they have to pick their poison because he can burn linebackers deep and out-body defensive backs.

The overhaul to the tight end room was much-needed this offseason that should help second-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars’ offense progress this season.

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