4 reasons why Jacksonville Jaguars could struggle in 2021

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The Jacksonville Jaguars made major changes to coaching staff and front office this offseason. After all, it didn’t make sense for former head coach Doug Marrone and former general manager Dave Caldwell to oversee a rebuild since they were both responsible for the team’s 1-15 record last season. The Jags went big and instead of going with an NFL coordinator, they hired Urban Meyer as the new head coach. Also, they promoted director of player personnel Trent Baalke to general manager after holding the position on an interim basis in 2020.

So far, Meyer and Baalke have done a good job of replenishing a roster that lacked talent last year. They made good use of the vast amount of cap space the team had earlier this year and fortified both sides of the ball. More importantly, they found a potential franchise quarterback in Trevor Lawrence in this year’s selection meeting and drafted a few players that could become building blocks down the road.

The Jaguars look better than they did last season, at least on paper. However, they still need to take the field to find out how much they have really improved. Qualifying for the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl, in 2021 is unreasonable but it wouldn’t be shocking to see this Jacksonville win seven or eight games and compete week in and week out. Nevertheless, there are a few things that could derail their seasons. The Jags are a young team that will go through many bumps and bruises before they can win games on a consistent basis.

Without further ado, here are four reasons why the Jaguars could struggle in 2021.