Jacksonville Jaguars: 4 potential first-time All-Pros in 2021
It won’t be a walk in the park but these four Jacksonville Jaguars could be named All-Pro for the first time in their career in 2021.
The Pro Bowl has become a popularity contest, and players often get selected because of name recognition rather than on-field performance. For that reason, an All-Pro designation is one of the most prestigious individual awards NFL players can get, as only a few select earn it every year. There are a few instances where voters have made a few head-scratching decisions but more often than not, they get it right. The last time a Jaguars player was named First-Team All-Pro was in 2017. That year, defensive end Calais Campbell and cornerback Jalen Ramsey got the nod.
Heading into the 2021 season, there are a few players in Jacksonville that could earn an All-Pro selection for the first time in their career. Keep in mind that it won’t be an easy task, as there is a limited number of slots available per position. Also, the Jags have to be relevant. The more a team wins, the higher the chances of having its players selected will be. Last season, the Jags had two or three players worth consideration: Center Brandon Linder, linebacker Myles Jack and running back James Robinson. Regardless of how high their chances were, it was hard to justify their selection after Jacksonville went 1-15.
The Jaguars should be better in 2021. They have spent the offseason making upgrades and fortifying the roster. This should translate into more wins and better individual performances. It will be tough but these four Jaguars have a shot at becoming All-Pros for the first time in their careers.