Jacksonville Jaguars struggles don’t end in these AFC South rankings

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are falling behind further.

You may have already heard this plenty of times and it might even be redundant at this point, but just to make sure, let’s go over it. The 2020 Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t a very good team. It’s true that they have some talented players, but not enough to win games week in and week out.

The Jaguars surely looked good in the season opener and they’ve been fun to watch at times, but overall, they haven’t given their fanbase something to root for on Sundays. Injuries have played a part in their struggles, but good teams adjust to them and don’t let them hold them back.

What makes things more infuriating is that the ‘Jags’ brought this situation on themselves. They thought that trading their best two defensive players, defensive ends Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue, was going to make the team better, a decision that wasn’t good in retrospect.

The Jaguars’ brass thought that replenishing their roster was going to be a relatively easy task, but their 1-7 record proves that is nothing but. Both of their 2020 first-round picks are struggling and the lack of difference-makers on defense is holding the team back.

On the other hand, the offense has been decent, but not good enough to compensate for the team’s defensive miscues. Rookie quarterback Jake Luton could provide a spark on offense and win a few games, but not enough to get them out of the AFC South cellar.