The Jacksonville Jaguars might not be the best team in the NFL this coming season, but the offseason has taught us this roster will be better in 2020.
As the sun creeps out behind the clouds and blankets an empty TIAA Bank Field, I cannot help but wonder how the 2020 season will playout for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
So much has happened off the field since the last time this football team played a meaningful game. So many things have happened inside the building – although they were offsite. This is a team in transition. And while I truly dislike the word “rebuilding” it is exactly what happened to an organization that was thought to be a successor to the New England Patriots just three seasons ago.
Oh, how times have changed. Now both NFL franchises are in that same mode of change, potentially falling from grace and hoping to turn their fortunes around with different players having to step forward. It’s how the NFL has become.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking for a new identity, a new balance in the locker room, and a new way to win football games. It’s part of the plan both head coach Doug Marrone and general manager David Caldwell have drawn up – as if the old blueprints didn’t fit the system. Now, with a new regime in place, there is a chance this game plan is expected to cure what ails this team.
Fans from here in Duval County hope that is the case or it will be another long season of heat and disappointment.
If these Jaguars are going to move forward and prove they are better than many think they will be, it happens because of determination, a drive and a commitment to the plan the front office has charted for this franchise. This offseason has proven to be tough yet eye-opening. Here are five things we have learned so far about the Jacksonville Jaguars.