Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 questions to answer this season
Will the Tight End be a Position of Strength?
It could very well happen. There is plenty to like about the players on the current roster and how they could make a major impact on the offense this season. But unlike in year’s past, the team must avoid injuries.
James O’Shaughnessy was having a solid start to the season when he went down with a knee injury in Week 5 and was lost for the remainder of the year. Josh Oliver never got going in his rookie season. There is a lot expected of him. He could still become the pass-catching addition the coaching staff expected of him when he was drafted in the third round in last year’s NFL Draft.
The wild card in all of this is Tyler Eifert, who signed a contract this offseason to come in and become the top player at the position. He too has had issues with injuries while in Cincinnati. He did tell the local media last week that having Jay Gruden on board as the team’s offensive coordinator was a huge reason why he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Eifert could be the catalyst for this position and become a red zone and third-down option for quarterback Gardner Minshew this season. The last time this team had a Pro Bowl tight end was 2010. With the right season, it could happen again.