Thanksgiving Day is one of the most important times of the year. It gives everyone the chance to take a step back, appreciate the things you have, and cherish your loved ones. It’s also a chance to eat all those delicious foods and wonder why relatives keep bringing green beans for dinner when they know nobody likes them.
The Jaguars have never played on Thanksgiving Day. Heck, they haven’t had a non-Thursday game in primetime in a while but that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to be grateful for. Sure, there’s nothing thrilling about winning just two games this season but that would be looking at the half-empty glass. There are several reasons for optimism in spite of all the losing and the B&T staff would save a Thanksgiving plate for these five Jaguars.
1. Jaguars player we’d save a Thanksgiving plate for – Myles Jack
The Jaguars have undergone a lot of turnover over the last five years and if you look at their roster from four years ago, Myles Jack is one of the few players still remaining on the team. Although the former UCLA Bruin doesn’t get the national media spotlight, he is low-key one of the most consistent linebackers in the league.
Jack has never made the Pro Bowl nor earned an All-Pro designation but has been an invaluable piece of the Jaguars’ defense in the midst of all the changes the organization has gone through. He was named team captain by his teammates before the start of the season and has gone on to make 67 total tackles and three tackles for a loss.
Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer and general manager Trent Baalke haven’t been afraid to move on from players the previous regime acquired. The fact that they kept Jack and see him as a part of the long-term future shows how valuable he is to the team.