LB Myles Jack showing leadership despite Jacksonville Jaguars struggles

LB Myles Jack #44 of the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
LB Myles Jack #44 of the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a good one in Myles Jack.

Losing can take a toll on any professional team and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have won just one game in the 2020 season, aren’t exempt from it. It’s not uncommon for players or coaches to throw others under the bus when the losses pile up. However, linebacker Myles Jack is refraining from doing so and showing a focus-oriented mindset in the process.

Jack said in a local sit-down with the local media that he’s not paying attention to outside voices. He says he deleted most of his social media profiles, but even then, he hears about the team’s struggles at the gas station or on TV. Nevertheless, he’s focused on winning the Jaguars’ remaining games.

He also mentioned that head coach Doug Marrone was given a bad hand this season, but thinks he’s the right person to lead this Jacksonville team beyond 2020. His pitch may not end up working, but the fact he’s making his support for Marrone public speaks volumes about his character.

This year hasn’t been too kind to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Injuries, the lack of talent, and inconsistency at the quarterback position have hindered the Jaguars this year. However, they haven’t tuned out and have been competitive for the most part. Although they got soundly defeated by the Tennesse Titans in Week 14, they have lost four of their last six games by four points or less.

Jack could’ve lashed out at fans or vented his frustration in a less-than-ideal way, but he’s trying to stay focused on winning, which is not an easy feat. It’s not uncommon for professional athletes to get into arguments with fans on social media, but the restrain Jack is showing is worth praising.

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The Jaguars will likely undergo many changes and player turnover in 2021, but Myles Jack should be part of the team’s long-term plans and if possible, they should bring in more players with the same way of thinking.