Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 bold predictions for 2021

Urban Meyer, head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson)
Urban Meyer, head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson) /
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Urban Meyer watches his team warmup (Dispatch photo by Kyle Robertson) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars could face a very tough season in year one under head coach Urban Meyer. Here are five bold predictions for Jacksonville in 2021.

The 2021 season is going to be a true test for the Jaguars. They are coming off of a rough 1-15 season and now must find a way to improve on that with a completely new coaching staff.

Building chemistry is going to be key for the Jaguars this offseason and that could be a tough task depending on how COVID-19 protocols will impact offseason programs.

Even in the face of adversity, the Jaguars do have a few things to look forward to, and some things not to look forward to.

WR D.J. Chark will have over 1,000 receiving yards

D.J. Chark was felt to have regressed last season with the Jaguars but that regression isn’t solely on him, it was also in part to inconsistent quarterback play.

This season we don’t have to expect a quarterback shuffle like we saw last year in Jacksonville. Trevor Lawrence is near-guaranteed to be the number one pick for the Jaguars and everything points to him starting Week 1.

Now that the quarterback position is stable, I would expect to see the Jaguar’s wide receivers take a significant step forward in 2021.

Despite his regression last season, Chark still had over 700 receiving yards. With Lawrence at the helm, I expect him to exceed 1,000 receiving yards. If you can nearly catch for 300 yards shy of 1,000 yards with Gardner Minshew, Mike Glennon, and Jake Luton throwing to you, you can certainly match that with Lawrence in charge.