Jaguars offense could feast on these 3 defenses in 2021

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will carve up the New York Jets secondary.

Just like the Jaguars, the Jets are in the early process of a rebuild. Both teams have new quarterbacks and new head coaches. However, the ‘Gang Green’ has taken a conservative approach and hasn’t made as many changes as this Jacksonville team.

While the Jags have spent the offseason revamping their secondary, New York’s most meaningful move on defense was applying the franchise tag on safety Marcus Maye. They also signed Lamarcus Joyner, but he’s coming off two mediocre seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Jets moved on from Adam Gase this offseason and hired Robert Saleh as their head coach. Saleh’s background is on the defensive side of the ball, so the Jets’ defense should improve after finishing 26th in points allowed and 27th in touchdowns given up last year.

However, there is only so much Saleh can do, as New York’s secondary doesn’t have much talent outside of Maye. Joyner could turn things around but that’s a big if. The Jets have a serviceable defensive front, but the group won’t be able to make up for the lack of playmakers in the back end.

Also, the Jets’ cornerback group is filled with a lot of question marks. Heading into training camp, Bless Austin, Bryce Hall, Michael Carter II are the tentative starters, and none of them are what you would call a shutdown corner. Expect Trevor Lawrence to have a field day in Week 16, even if the weather isn’t optimal.