Marvin Jones Jr. agrees to sign with Jaguars

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Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. has agreed to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, joining his former offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and former teammate Jamal Agnew.

The contract is a hefty payday for the 31-year-old receiver who had one of the most productive seasons of his career in 2020 with the Lions. Jones has agreed to a two-year, $14.5 million deal with $9.2 million fully guaranteed.

Jones came to Detroit as the first big-name free agent signing by former general manager Bob Quinn and was expected to replace the void left by Calvin Johnson’s retirement.

In his five seasons as a Detroit Lion, Jones caught the ball 289 times for 4,296 yards and 36 touchdowns.

He’ll now join Bevell and former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer down in Jacksonville. The Jaguars have the first overall pick in the 2021 draft and are expected to select Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence. The opportunity to play under such accomplished coaches and with a future NFL star must have been to good to refuse for Jones.

He should be the clear number one receiver in Jacksonville, but could see some competition from D.J. Chark, Phillip Dorsett, and Laviska Shenault.