10 Jacksonville Jaguars that must shine in the season finale

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The Jacksonville Jaguars’ passing game has to be in high gear.

7. Tyler Eifert, tight end

Wide receivers Collin Johnson and D.J. Chark Jr. will miss the season finale, so it will be up to other  Jaguars on offense to pick some of the slack. The team could surely use more production from its tight end room. Veteran Tyler Eifert has stayed relatively healthy in 2020 and has just missed one game. Nevertheless, he hasn’t had much of an impact on offense and has just hauled in 35 receptions for 339 yards and two touchdowns.

Eifert is set to count $6.125 million against the cap in 2021 but releasing him would save the ‘Jags’ $5 million and only $1.25 million in dead money. A good outing in the season finale would make the team’s brass decide against parting ways with him in the offseason.

6. Laviska Shenault Jr, wide receiver

While it’s fair to compare Laviska Shenault Jr. to other wide receivers drafted in 2020, such as Justin Jefferson, Tee Higgins, or CeeDee Lamb, this Jacksonville team surely expected more from the Colorado standout.

The talent is certainly there. Shenault has displayed flashes of talent but hasn’t been able to turn it into steady production. Then again, the Jaguars quarterback situation hasn’t done him any favors and has affected the rookie’s performance. This season, he’s hauled in 52 yards for 532 yards and three touchdowns.