5 Jaguars with a strong chance to make the Pro Bowl in 2022
Urban Meyer’s lack of coaching acumen had a big role in the Jacksonville Jaguars going 3-14 in 2021. However, he wasn’t the lone reason they finished the seasons with such a lackluster record. Their dearth of talent at most positional groups also played a part. That’s why the Jags made a big effort in free agency to revamp their roster.
While the Jaguars should collectively be better next season, some of their players should also enjoy individual success. In particular, these six have a realistic chance to make the 2022 Pro Bowl.
No. 1 Jaguars player who can make the Pro Bowl – Brandon Scherff, OG.
The contracts wide receivers Christian Kirk and Zay Jones might have gotten more attention but the one the Jaguars gave to Brandon Scherff is nothing to scoff at. After all, they will pay him an annual average of $16.5 million — the highest amount for offensive guards in the league — for the next three years. The Jags won’t mind forking out so much money if the Iowa products perform the way he did for the Washington Commanders.
Since the Commanders made him the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Scherff has made the Pro Bowl six times. Furthermore, he was named First-Team All-Pro in 2020. Looking at this kind of productivity, it’s easy to see why he was a priority free agent for the Jaguars’ brass.
The biggest concern surrounding Scherff is durability. He hasn’t played a full season since 2016 and has missed 22 games over the last four seasons. However, he’s one of the most dominant guards in the NFL when healthy.
Barring serious injury, Scherff will keep Trevor Lawrence upright and will open wide running lanes for Travis Etienne and James Robinson, which in turn will help him earn the sixth Pro Bowl designation of his NFL career.