Jacksonville Jaguars: Could 2016 be Greg Olson’s best offense?
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson called the development of the offense at this point a “night and day” difference compared to last year, which could become his best offense yet in his long career.
With nine NFL seasons as an offensive coordinator under his belt, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson has had plenty of experience. He knows what works and what doesn’t and he knows how much effort it takes to turn in a winning performance consistently.
2015 was a breakout season for Jags quarterback Blake Bortles. Bortles led an offense that was finally able to put points on the board, turning in franchise records for passing yards and touchdowns en route to a high-water mark of 5-11 in the Gus Bradley era.
Olson’s presence helped Bortles turn in a much improved performance compared to a painful rookie season. Olson hasn’t always had exceptional offenses, but the 2015 Jaguars were certainly a highlight of his career.
Among other accomplishments, the Jags’ 2015 offense finished third in the NFL in passing touchdowns (Olson’s highest ever), 10th in passing yards (Olson’s second best), and 18th best overall offense (Olson’s second best). It was Olson’s best offense since 2006 with the St. Louis Rams.
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If things are going as well as
Olson has suggested in his recent interview
, then he may turn in his best offense ever. He would need to get above sixth overall to beat his 2006 season as an offensive coordinator. That is certainly possible considering the caliber of players he finally has on his offense with the Jags in 2016.
There is a lot of hope surrounding the Jaguars as they gear up for another season. The rebuilt defense is getting most of the attention, but there could be a major resurgence for the team on offense as well. Olson is seeing a bit of an improvement from the team and finally seeing quantifiable results from them as well.
He can deliver his best offense ever this season as Bortles, Allen Robinson, and Allen Hurns enter year three, an offensive line that’s rebuilt begins to gel, and the running back tandem of T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory puts in work. As other competitions get tons of attention, be sure to keep an eye on Olson’s attempt to beat his personal best as well.