Gardner Minshew: 3 predictions for the 2020 season
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The biggest disappointment for the Jaguars last season was the inability of the offense to score in the red zone. Whether it was on the ground or in the air, the Jaguars could not hit the bullseye on the back of a barn.
The results were settling for field goals instead of touchdowns.
Gardner Minshew threw for 3,217 yards and 21 touchdowns in 14 games in 2019. Solid numbers for a rookie who made 12 starts overall. But you also saw at times the plays broke down because of the lack of open space for him to work with.
The same could be said of the running game.
This is where Gruden and Minshew must work in concert to help remedy the issue. And while we are at it, can the offensive line learn how to open a hole or two to create space in the running game and to also pass block to give the quarterback some time in the pocket?
The addition of a fullback might also help the offense on obvious running plays. Also, Minshew is much more effective in play-action where he is able to move out of the pocket so he can see the field better. This is certainly where the tight end will come into play near the goal line.