These Jacksonville Jaguars will make noise in the not-too-distant future.
Rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. started the year strong and hauled in 23 passes for 270 yards and one touchdown in the first five weeks. However, he’s slowed down recently, but that’s mainly due to the Jaguars’ inconsistency at the quarterback position.
Were the team to have a more efficient signal-caller, Shenault’s production would likely go up. Earlier in the season, offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said that the offense is different (and better) when the Colorado standout is in it. With a better quarterback situation in 2021, he could turn his potential into top-notch production.
You knew this is coming. James Robinson has been one of the few bright spots in the Jaguars’ offense this season. His 1,414 scrimmage yards are the most by an undrafted rookie in NFL history. Moreover, he’s just one of four running backs to reach 1,000 scrimmage yards.
Robinson’s receiving skills are also underrated and it’s something this Jacksonville team must exploit once it fixes its quarterback situation. Barring significant injuries, he should be able able to keep playing at a high level for many more years.