The Jacksonville Jaguars have the best QB/WR duo in the AFC South
One national NFL writer believes Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew and wide receiver DJ Chark will be the best duo in the AFC South.
How good do you think Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew and wide receiver DJ Chark are going to be this coming season?
Personally, with the right kind of offensive game plan, thanks to new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, this could a big year for both players, one that might break records here in Jacksonville. Mike Garafalo of NFL Network believes the two players will become the best quarterback/wide receiver duo in the AFC South.
Someone has to assume the role that is now left open because Deshaun Watson no longer has DeAndre Hopkins in the lineup in Houston.
More from Jacksonville Jaguars News
- Jacksonville Jaguars should welcome Derrick Henry into the kingdom
- Jaguars Rumors: Trent Baalke seems to be getting respect now
- Jaguars News: This division rival might be making a big move
- Former Jacksonville Jaguars S Johnathan Cyprien: “New Profession, Same Standards”
- Jacksonville Jaguars TE Evan Engram officially gets the franchise tag: 3 takeaways
"“Gardner has been getting disrespected since the Rookie of the Year voting. Since the nominations came in,” Garafalo said when asked on Friday. “Because you look at his numbers from last year. They are comparable, if not better than in a lot of areas than eventual Rookie of the Year Kyler Murray.”"
It’s great to see a national football analyst get behind the man with the sweet mustache here in Jacksonville.
Minshew had a higher quarterback rating and more touchdowns than his neophyte colleague in the NFL in 2019. Minshew played in 14 games, starting 12 of them and posting a 6-6 record under center, which was the most wins of any rookie passer in the league last season.
In Chark, you have a potential rising star in the AFC South and the NFL. Chark played in the Pro Bowl as an alternate after grabbing 1,008 yards in catches last season and eight touchdowns.
"“I think this is a quarterback-wide receiver duo people are sleeping on,” Garafalo added."
The Jacksonville Jaguars front office is banking on Minshew and Chark to take another step forward this season as the two will have more time to mature together as a big-play combination. Chark, entering his third season in the NFL, was a second-round draft pick in 2018 who was injured in the second half of his rookie season.
He mainly played on special teams where the coaching staff lauded over his ability in that facet of the game. But at 6-foot-4 and 199 pounds and a sub-4.40 yard dash to his credit, the coaching staff took advantage of his speed down the sideline and across the middle last season.
The Jaguars have three wide receivers on their roster – Chark, Dede Westbrook, and Chris Conley – who run under 4.4 in the 40. With Laviska Shenault part of the rotation, this could be the most versatile and fastest group of wide receivers in Jacksonville Jaguars history.