After a disappointing 2016 season that saw the Jacksonville Jaguars finish with the 25th ranked offense, can the Jags turn it around and finally find success?
Through the recent additions through free agency and the NFL draft there are a few reasons to believe the Jaguars can find success offensively.
One way to find success offensively is through the offensive coordinator. The Jaguars offense will run through Hackett’s vision. Determining how best to use this roster’s skill set will be a large part in turning the offense around. One good thing about Hackett is he is familiar with quarterback Blake Bortles starting out as his quarterbacks coach in 2014. However a downside is his time as offensive coordinator in the NFL has never broken the 20th in the league. This season Hackett has the players and opportunity to have a more efficient offense.
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Secondly, to improve the offense should lean on the wide receivers. This position is one of the most talented on the roster. Moving forward, success of the offense will be tied to the production of the receivers. From Allen Robinson to newly drafted Dede Westbrook the depth at receiver is unmatched. The wide receivers will need to beat last years total of 24 touchdowns to help the offense find production this season. Leaning on these players and their talent, Hackett can build an offense that will find success.
Finally, the recent addition of Leonard Fournette highlights the Jaguars commitment to finding a consistent rhythm offensively. With the addition of Fournette and several offensive lineman the Jaguars have upgraded at the position. This focus highlights how the Jags seem poised to finally be successful in the run game. Success for the running backs will this year will be easy to define since they only need eight touchdowns to top last season. These additions this offseason will help the running backs improve over the coming season.
Overall the Jags finished 2016 on a disappointing note. Yet this offseason feels different. The roster has been upgraded. New players were brought in at running back. Talent was added to the wide receivers. And with the guidance of Nathaniel Hackett, the Jags will look to finally find success on the offensive side of the ball.