Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo was named to the NFL’s All-Pro team by NFL.com earlier this week. This is Lambo’s third season in Jacksonville.
Finally, someone gets it right. Josh Lambo, the Jacksonville Jaguars most consistent weapon on offense since joining the team midway through the 2017 season, has been named to the NFL.com All-Pro Team. This news comes after Lambo, who is almost automatic from anywhere on the field, has been snubbed for the Pro Bowl in 2017 and this season.
"“Kicking is an area that Next Gen Stats doesn’t provide a ton of deep information on, but when stacking up traditional kicking results and adding in the kickoff chart, Lambo emerges, alongside Baltimore’s Justin Tucker, as one of the best in the league,” writes Nick Shook."
The Jaguars have been blessed to have three kickers in their 25-year history who have been consistent despite an offense that lacked firepower in year’s past. And he has been the only kicker in the last three seasons to make at least 97-percent of his field goal attempts with at level four made from 50 or more yards.
"“Lambo made 33 of 34 field-goal attempts this season, including a perfect 4-for-4 mark from 50-plus yards to go along with 19-of-20 on extra points,” Shook added. As for his kickoff chart, Lambo excelled at hanging kicks inside the 5, forcing returners into longer return attempts. He wasn’t as good as Tucker at keeping the kicks near the hashes, but only six of his non-penalized kickoff attempts landed in the arms of a returner outside the 10, while more than 20 were inside the 10. That’s kicking effectively in all areas.”"
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The news about Lambo wasn’t the only thing Jaguars fans have to cheer about. Both Josh Allen and Gardner Minshew were named to the NFL.com’s Top 25 NFL rookies of 2019. Both set records for the Jaguars despite a 6-10 season.
Allen, the Jaguars first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, seventh overall, finished the season fifth overall in the rookie rankings established by Daniel Jeremiah. The defensive end set a team record for 10.5 sacks by a rookie. The Jaguars finished seventh overall with 47 sacks on the season.
"“Allen had a phenomenal Year 1 and he has the potential to eventually lead the league in sacks,” Jeremiah writes."
Minshew may have had the most euphoric season of any rookie quarterback in some time, not only because of his heroics in leading the team to all six of their wins this season but as he played in the first nine games of the season, he created a phenomenon that was unmatched because of is personality and swagger.
"“Minshew had an up-and-down campaign, but there was undoubtedly more good than bad in his rookie season,” Jeremiah added. “He should have a legitimate opportunity to hold on to the starting position next fall.”"
Minshew finished the season 16th in the rookie rankings.