The conclusion of the Jacksonville Jaguars 2018 season is finally here and it ends with a trip to the AFC South champions Houston Texans.
Fans of the Black and Teal should be aware of these storylines during the game between the Jaguars and the Texans.
One Last Ride… Maybe? – Earlier this week it was announced that quarterback Blake Bortles would be starting against the Texans instead of quarterback Cody Kessler, who played mediocre throughout his starts.
After a very disappointing season with Bortles mostly at the helm, this could be the last time Jacksonville fans see Bortles in the black and teal. In his tenure with the Jaguars, Bortles threw for 17,539 yards, 103 touchdowns, and 74 interceptions.
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For Others Too – This week might also be the last for other players. Guys like defensive tackles Marcell Dareus and Malik Jackson, running back T.J. Yeldon, – healthy scratch last week — and offensive linemen A.J. Cann and Jermey Parnell could all be taking the field for the last time as Jaguars.
No matter what is to come in the offseason, one final performance could leave fans with the right taste.
Look to the Future – It was a lost season for the franchise, with only next season to look forward too. A new quarterback along with some fresh, young new pieces on both sides of the football can immediately propel the roster back into the playoff picture next season.
This offseason could be full of changes to not only the roster but also the coaching staff and front office. After Sunday, this organization could look totally different.
Draft Night – It’s a very long time until the 2019 NFL Draft, but what the Jaguars do this week can severely affect their draft status. A loss this week with some help from other teams can give the organization the fifth overall pick.
Lose, and the possibility of picking at 13. It might not be the greatest way to look at it, but this team needs to lose this week. The future of the organization is on the line.
Season’s Thoughts – No one has to to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the Jaguars are the most disappointing teams this season.
From Super Bowl aspirations to fighting for a top spot in this years draft, injuries poor quarterback play and egos hindered the Jaguars.
But, this year could be a blessing in disguise as the team can find their future signal caller and a few weapons to place alongside him.