Jaguars: 3 positions that don’t need upgrades ahead of trade deadline

Urban Meyer, head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Imagn Images photo pool)
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C.J. Beathard #3 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

It took six weeks but the Jacksonville Jaguars finally earned their first game of the 2021 season. It wasn’t easy and it came down to a last-second field goal. However, the Jags have gotten better each week and they were going to win a game sooner rather than later.

Also, they are arguably the best 1-5 team in the NFL right now. It looks like head coach Brian Flores is losing the Miami Dolphins locker room while the New York Jets can’t get anything going on offense. Jacksonville shouldn’t brag about winning one game though, there’s still work to do. On the bright side, the pieces are there, and the Jaguars have the potential to become a solid team. It won’t happen overnight and it might not happen this year but the building blocks are there.

Head coach Urban Meyer and general manager Trent Baalke have put together a solid team. While some units could use an upgrade ahead of the trade deadline, the following three don’t.

Jacksonville Jaguars position that doesn’t need upgrades  – Quarterback

Deshaun Watson’s name is trending and there are several clubs that are interested in his services. One team that won’t enter the sweepstakes is the Jaguars, who are set at quarterback. Trevor Lawrence is getting better each week and has displayed all the traits you need to succeed at the position.

Based on what the former Clemson Tiger has done in the last six weeks, the chances of him improving are higher than the ones of him regressing. In fact, don’t be surprised if he wins the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in spite of the Jags’ losing record.

Backing up Lawrence is C.J. Beathard. The Iowa product is a serviceable backup and could start a few games if needed. The coaching staff was confident enough in him that they traded Gardner Minshew to the Philadelphia Eagles before the start of the season.