Jaguars need these 3 veterans to break out in 2021
It feels like yesterday when the Jacksonville Jaguars hired Urban Meyer as their head coach. However, it’s been nearly five months since the organization brought in the former Florida head coach to oversee their rebuild. In that span, the Jags have made plenty of changes to the roster, signing several players in free agency and drafting a few prospects that have the potential to turn into franchise building blocks.
Out of all the players Jacksonville acquired this offseason, Trevor Lawrence is arguably the most important. The Jaguars had been looking for a franchise quarterback for years without much success but they happened to hold the top pick in the draft the same year the Clemson product was available.
Although Lawrence hasn’t played a snap in an NFL game yet, there’s a belief he can be the answer to the Jaguars’ quarterback woes. However, he can’t do it alone. Jacksonville will eventually give him the keys to the team, but they need to surround him with talent for the time being.
As important as Lawrence is for the Jags, the team’s brass will need veterans, such as linebacker Myles Jack and center Brandon Linder, to play at a high level. Other players that have shown flashes in the past will need to take the next step and become playmakers on a consistent basis, break out if you will. In particular, these three Jaguars need to step up their game in 2021 for the team to become competitive.