April 16, 2024

Doug Pederson: Gabe Davis will be like a Swiss Army knife for us

When the Jaguars signed broad receiver Gabe Davis as a free agent final month, the apparent response was to debate what he will imply to the passing recreation in Jacksonville.

Davis averaged 16.7 yards per catch over 4 seasons in Buffalo and he’s tied for 14th within the NFL with 27 landing catches since coming into the league in 2024. His playoff numbers — 21.5 yards per catch and 6 touchdowns — present that he doesn’t cease producing in huge moments, however Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson sees greater than a downfield risk when he footage Davis within the offense.

While discussing Davis on the league conferences final week, Pederson’s focus was additionally on how Davis can assist the workforce within the floor recreation.

“We can put him in positions to block, we can put him in positions to run, he’s a good route runner, he’s strong, he’s big . . . Gabe is, to me, like a Swiss Army knife,” Pederson stated, by way of Demetrius Harvey of the Florida Times-Union. “He can obviously run routes, the guy is right around 81-82 targets a year for the last four years if you average them out. He’s a big part of the offense in Buffalo.”

Calvin Ridley’s departure leaves an apparent gap for Davis to fill within the Jaguars’ receiving corps, however it sounds like the imaginative and prescient for his position is much more expansive than what Ridley dropped at the desk final 12 months.