Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 realistic expectations for WR DJ Chark in 2021

D.J. Chark #17 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
D.J. Chark #17 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /
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This Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver will make the Pro Bowl again.

No Jaguars player earned Pro Bowl honors last season, and rightfully so. It’s easy to validate that kind of accolade when a team finishes the season with a 1-15 record. You could argue that rookie running back James Robinson and linebacker Myles Jack were snubbed but the truth is that there were players more deserving of the nod.

Back in 2019, four Jacksonville players were named to the Pro Bowl, and Chark was among them. If the Louisiana native plays the way he did that year, he has a good chance of getting his second Pro Bowl designation. On the other hand, he won’t earn First or Second-Team All-Pro honors. The NFL is full of talented wide receivers and Chark isn’t in the upper echelon.

Last year, wide receivers Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill, and Stefon Diggs were First-Team All-Pro selections while DeAndre Hopkins, Justin Jefferson, Calvin Ridley, and DK Metcalf Cole Beasley made the Second Team. Other than maybe Beasley, all of these wideouts are better than Chark and most of them have a good chance to earn All-Pro honors again in 2021.

Sure, it would be great to see Chark be named an All-Pro wide receiver but getting a Pro Bowl nod isn’t a bad consolation prize. Either way, the wide receiver should have big role in the Jaguars’ turnaround in 2021, and finishing the year with more than 1,000 receiving yards, nine touchdowns, and a Pro Bowl designation qualifies as a successful year.

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