The Jacksonville Jaguars begin their Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Monday and it marks a time of unity and development on an incredibly young team. From the first-time general manager, to the first-time head coach, to the rookies who signed on for a shot to make an NFL roster, this organization is young from top to bottom.
In order to begin the molding of the Jaguars into a proper NFL team, OTAs play a prominent role as the team learns the ropes of new systems. The OTA days are not open to the public, unlike the rookie minicamp a week before, and there will be 10 of them. Here is the schedule for Jaguars OTAs:
- May 13-15
- May 20-21
- May 23
- June 4-7
It is important to remember that OTAs are voluntary and that players do not need to attend. It doesn’t always work well when a player decides to train on their own, but some players have made it work in the past. It is incredibly important this year for players to show up as there are no returning coordinators from years past and everything the team is learning from the system to new roles is going to be new.
I’m excited to hear what comes out of OTAs, even if it is a whole lot of coach speak for some time.
– Luke N. Sims
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