Jaguars offense could feast on these 3 defenses in 2021

Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars at 2021's draft party (Imagn Images photo pool)
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Quarterback #16, Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union) /

It’s no secret that the Jacksonville Jaguars had trouble scoring points last year. More often than not, the game would get out of reach because their offense wasn’t able to keep up with their opponents. Sure, their defense didn’t help matters but if their offense had been more efficient, they would have been able to win a few more games in 2021.

Then again, it worked out for the best, as the Jags clinched the first overall selection in this year’s draft because they won just one game. Moreover, they got the top pick in a year when Trevor Lawrence was available. While it may not seem like a big deal, keep in mind that this Jacksonville team has never had stability at the quarterback position throughout franchise history.

Sure, Mark Brunell and David Garrad won playoff games but the Jaguars have never truly had someone they can consider a franchise quarterback. This is not the first time Jacksonville drafts a quarterback with a top pick. However, their previous two selections, Blaine Gabbert and Blake Bortles, weren’t as talented as the Clemson standout.

While there’s no way to tell if Lawrence will be great, the odds of him being a bust are slim. He should be an immediate upgrade over any quarterback the Jags had in 2020. Moreover, he should be able to take advantage of the Jaguars’ well-rounded wide receiver corps. Last year, the team’s inconsistency at quarterback hindered its skill-position players. That will no longer will be the case with Lawrence at the helm. Here are three favorable matchups for the Jaguars’ aerial attack in 2021.