Jacksonville Jaguars re-sign DT Sen’Derrick Marks
Sen’Derrick Marks has had a solid season this year. New Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley seems to have coached up the former 2nd round pick, much like he did with many players when he was the defensive coordinator in Seattle. Marks excelled as a pass rusher, generating 4 sacks, 12 hits, and 24 hurried throws on 525 pass rush snaps, while batting 7 passes at the line of scrimmage. That was good enough for him to grade out as Pro Football Focus’ 9th ranked pass rushing defensive tackle and even though he got noticeably washed against the run, he still graded out above average on the season.
However, this kind of money, 4 years, 22 million with 8 million of that guaranteed, is an overpay. His play this year wasn’t worth a 5.5 million dollar a year salary and that’s before you take into account that he was one of the worst defensive tackles in the league who had a consistent role from 2010-2012. He was a bottom-15 defensive tackle in 2012 and bottom-10 in 2010 and 2011. There’s a reason all he could get was a one year deal worth 1.5 million last off-season. He’s the definition of a one year wonder and the Jaguars are definitely buying high. I think this is just a case of a team overpaying for their own talent. I don’t know who on the open market was going to pay Marks this kind of money. I don’t doubt he could continue being a solid contributor under Bradley’s tutelage, but he’s not worth this money and they probably could have gotten him cheaper.