The Jacksonville Jaguars have talent all over the roster. However some players are looking to still improve. Entering preseason week three which players have the most to prove?
One Jaguar with something to prove is an obvious one. Quarterback Blake Bortles. He has had a rocky start to the preseason. In two games Bortles has thrown for 11-18 for 81 yards and no touchdowns. That’s not quality production for a starting quarterback. Against the Carolina Panthers Bortles play will reveal whether he is ready to continue as the Jaguars starting quarterback. A positive outing would be signs of improvement for Bortles. Especially since he has struggled to play against the Panthers in the past. Thursdays game will reveal whether Bortles is still in the Jags future.
Another Jaguar with something to prove is backup quarterback Chad Henne. This preseason Henne has thrown for 11-16 for 183 yards and one touchdown. Well outplaying his backup position. Maintaining that level of play will help him continue to gain support for a starting job. If Henne has another positive outing against the Carolina Panthers then he could easily cement himself as the Jags number one quarterback.
The last Jaguar on this list to keep an eye on is kicker Jason Myers. Entering his third season with the team Myers tenure as kicker has been somewhat inconsistent. This preseason he has gone 1-4 on field goals and a missed one extra point. This kind of continued lack of production will no doubt lead to competition at the position. Finally Myers will need to make the most of his chances tonight. This could be his last opportunity to prove to the coaching staff he is the solution at kicker moving forward.
Overall two games in and this preseason has been filled with highs and lows. This preseason game tonight will help dictate the outcome of the regular season. These three players above each have the opportunity to prove themselves against the Carolina Panthers.