Team 32 – Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)
The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of four teams to compete in the AFC South Division. Once a playoff team with incredible defense and an adequate offense, the team has slowly declined as defensive stars seek big paychecks elsewhere, and the team’s offense has not yet improved well-enough to compensate.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are led by second-year quarterback Garner Minshew, and the defense is a rolling fire due to the ongoing controversy over Dante Fowler, no, Jalen Ramsey, no, Yannick Ngakoue. The team battled to a 2-4 division record in 2019 and will be likely to do no better in 2020. Reports have the team trading rushing leader Leonard Fournette and Minshew’s mustache magic will be awfully difficult to replicate in 2020, particularly if there are no fans in the stands.
The Jacksonville Jaguars ended their two-headed offense by parting ways with veteran QB Nick Foles and going with second-year QB Gardner Minshew. Amidst the controversy with edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue, the team said farewell to DE Calais Campbell, CB A.J. Bouye, WR Marquise Lee, and OT Cedric Ogbuehi
The Jaguars added veteran tight end Tyler Eifert, linebacker Joe Schobert, and retained the rights to disgruntled edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue by applying the franchise tag. The Jaguars had a solid 2020 NFL Draft, buoyed by the LA Rams’ first-round pick, adding CB C.J. Henderson, EDGE rusher K’Lavon Chaisson, and WR Laviska Shenault Jr.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have the potential to win some games, but the team has embraced the “building for the future” perspective for their roster. I truly cannot see Ngakoue’s heart being in it for the 2020 season. Without his veteran leadership, the Jaguars’ defense will be porous and give up points. I love the rookie additions, but I hate their upside for 2020. By mid-season, the Jaguars will already be looking forward to 2021.