We are early in the off season process, but to no one’s surprise, the Jaguars are changing things up everywhere. On the defensive side of the ball, Paul Posluszny will now move to outside linebacker for the first time in his NFL career.
Here’s the Jags website talking about the change:
LB Paul Posluszny to move to strong-side linebacker in 2017.
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) April 18, 2017
As our Roy Cummings wrote last week, this move was already in discussion and preparation for second year player Myles Jack to take over as Jacksonville’s “Man in the middle.”
Still as the veteran who’s about to enter his 11th season, says in the article, he was only officially told of the plan on Tuesday, the second day of the Jags off season program. And, it’s worth noting that he hasn’t played outside linebacker since he was at Penn State.
Nonetheless, it’s a move more about the potential of the younger Jack to roam and cover the middle of the field starting this season.
In the end, Posluszny, who had 133 tackles including eight for losses in 2016, is a consummate pro, and he’s never played in a post-season game in the NFL.
And new coach Doug Marrone and company believe this move will help them all get there, eventually.