2. Jaguars player we’d save a Thanksgiving plate for – Shaquill Griffin
The Jaguars try to upgrade as many positions as they could in free agency, and one of their biggest additions was cornerback Shaquill Griffin. At the time, some question the signing, as he was coming off a relatively down year in which he gave up a 62.1 completion rate and three touchdowns. The 2017 third-round pick put all questions to rest and has become a key cog in Jacksonville’s secondary and someone his teammates can look up to.
Griffin has become deeply invested in turning things around in Jacksonville. When listening to him, it’s clear he wants to win. He’s one of the reasons why the Jaguars’ defense has played at a high level almost every game over the last five weeks. He hasn’t logged his first interception as a member of the Jags but he’s gotten close several times. Whenever you less expect it, it will happen.
3. Jaguars player we’d save a Thanksgiving plate for – James Robinson
The Jaguars’ offense currently lacks star power. DJ Chark was the closest they had to a bonafide wide receiver but he went down with an ankle fracture in Week 4. Right now, James Robinson is Jacksonville’s best offensive player not named Trevor Lawrence. He was having a Pro Bowl-caliber year and was among the top running back in the NFL in both traditional and advanced statistics. Alas, the former Redbird suffered a heel injury in Week 8 and the offense has seen been the same since then.
The Jags went on to beat the Buffalo Bill without Robinson but have had a hard time replacing his production. Even though he’s suited up in the last two games, he’s not 100 percent but the offense will get a boost once he is.