Here are the Jaguars team captains for the 2020 season.
The Jaguars have announced the eight team captains for the 2020 season. Team captains are important because they are considered team leaders, and is considered to be an honor.
Team captains wear a C patch on the front left or right breast. If a player is a team captain for four or more years the C on the patch is gold. The number of stars on the patch indicates the number of years the player has been a captain.
Captains are involved in the coin toss and accepting or rejecting a penalty. The captains can be appointed by the coaches or elected by their teammates. The Jaguars captains are selected by the players.
Brandon Linder has long been known as one of the anchors of the offensive line thanks to his experience, while Chris Conley has stepped up as the bonafide leader of the team’s wide receiver room.
Gardner Minshew is, of course, the quarterback and is considered by many the leader of the offense. Linder has been named captain four years in a row.
There are no real surprises here. Myles Jack was a team captain last season and is moving back to outside linebacker. He was a part of the game-changing play in the 2018 AFC Championship series. Jack recovered a fumble and was heading to the end zone but the play was blown dead. The Jaguars fan base took up the cry “Myles Jack wasn’t down.”
Josh Allen was selected to the ProBowl in 2019 as a rookie. Jarrod Wilson was a starting safety in 2019. Abry Jones was signed by the Jaguars as a rookie free agent in 2013 and is the longest-tenured member of the team and was challenged by defensive coordinator Todd Wash.
The special teams captain is the placekicker, Josh Lambo.
The team captains are high quality and good character and best of all, team-first guys. Jaguars management considers a culture change critical to the future of the team. The locker room was divided and many former players have had very negative comments about the team.
Trades were demanded by disgruntled players. The NFL players association strongly suggested that players avoid the Jaguars.
New year, new team, new attitude, and the choice of team captains is a step in the right direction. By the way, Myles Jack really wasn’t down!