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Jaguars Sign Gabe Davis To 3-Year Deal Worth $39 Million

Gabe Davis
© Jamie Germano/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle / USA TODAY NETWORK

Former Buffalo Bills receiver Gabe Davis is taking his talents to sunny Florida after he signed a 3-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars early Monday afternoon. Diana Russini of The Athletic reported the contract is worth $39 million with nearly $11 million in incentives. Davis' signing comes on the heels of the team trading away its sixth-round pick to New England in this year's NFL Draft in exchange for quarterback Mac Jones.

Postseason Impact

Gabe Davis will come to Jacksonville after posting a 2023 campaign where he caught 45 balls for 746 yards and 7 touchdowns. During his time in Buffalo, Davis had 163 catches for 2,530 yards and 27 touchdowns. He also added six more touchdowns during postseason play. Davis' impact in playoff games cannot be understated as he holds the league record for most receiving touchdowns in a playoff game with four.

With the ink from Davis's signing all but dry on the contract, Jacksonville will see competition during training camp between Davis and incumbent Calvin Ridley as their primary pass-catching option. Ridley was the team's leading receiver last year but is also a free agent. Davis coming to town could spell the end of Ridley's time in Duval County.

Last year in Buffalo, Davis saw his numbers increase as the season went on, but the Bills fell short in the divisional round to the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Davis finished the final year of his rookie deal in 2023 and made a cool $5.7 million for the contract's term. His new home in Jacksonville will look to use his explosiveness to create more consistency at wideout and vault the Jags back to the playoffs.

Gabe Davis Deal Fallout

The fallout from this deal is likely to have more impact in Buffalo than in Jacksonville. The Bills could not catch up to the Chiefs in this year's playoffs, and now the salary cap is catching up to them. Sean McDermott and the Buffalo front office are now on a search to find Pro Bowl quarterback Josh Allen more offensive weapons.

Davis proved a reliable option for the Bills over his first few seasons, making plenty of plays in crucial moments for the Bills receiving core during Stefon Diggs's absences from injury and decline in production.

This deal will be interesting for the Jaguars' development of quarterback Trevor Lawrence as Doug Pederson and the Jaguars lack a true WR1, but adding Davis will still benefit the offensive production. Davis can play a flanking split end or line up in the slot to take the top off defensive backfields.


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