The Jacksonville Jaguars are 1-15, which isn’t surprising when you consider this was always going to be a rebuilding year. Could they have won a few more games this season? Sure, but that’s one of the perks of being a young team. The Jags are learning how to win and they’re going to make mistakes along the way that are going to cost them games.
On the other hand, there have been several bright spots in the last six games, and several players deserve recognition. Most of them look like building blocks and will play a key role in the Jaguars’ rebuild. Here are the early 2021 season awards.
Jacksonville Jaguars special teams MVP – K Matthew Wright
This one was a tough call. Jamal Agnew could have very well gotten it too. After all, he had two touchdown returns in back-to-back games earlier this year. However, Matthew Wright was clutch when the Jaguars needed him the most and helped them earn their first victory of the season.
Heading into the game, it didn’t look like Wright was going to have a big role in the outcome. He failed an extra point and field goal against the Tennessee Titans the week before. Knowing he was coming off a less-than-stellar performance, would you have trusted him to make a couple of 50+ kicks? The Jaguars did and it paid off.
Moving forward, Wright will be the Jaguars’ kicker. The team released Josh Lambo not long after the game. If the Central Florida product keeps performing the way he did against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5, he will keep the job for a while.