The only constant in life is the NFL is change and not only is it inevitable but necessary. After all, teams are always looking for ways to get an edge, even if it’s a minimal one. The Jacksonville Jaguars are no different and underwent a makeover this past offseason. They hired Urban Meyer as their head coach and he brought his coaching staff to help him implement his vision.
While Joe Cullen has done a good job as the Jags’ defensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell has struggled to get the offense going. He’s not the sole reason why Jacksonville ranks 30th in points scored but he hasn’t gotten much production from his unit. It’s true that the offense lacks playmakers and injuries have also tested the team’s depth.
The Jags lost rookie running back Travis Etienne to a Lisfranc injury in the preseason and James Robinson hasn’t been fully healthy in recent weeks. Moreover, wide receivers DJ Chark Jr. and Jamal Agnew are out for the year. Most offensive coordinators would have a hard time scoring points with the kind of firepower Jacksonville’s roster currently has. Nevertheless, the NFL is a result-oriented league and Bevell hasn’t delivered in that regard.
Then again, the Jags’ offense could get hot at any time and finish the 2021 season on a strong note. If they don’t, they need to assess their options and consider brining someone else to oversee the offense.
Trevor Lawrence is a key stage of his development and the Jaguars have to untap his potential. Bevell could very well do it and might get another year to prove to show he’s the right man. If he doesn’t, the team’s decision-makers could bring any of these candidates to replace him.