3 realistic expectations for the Jaguars in the 2022 season

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16). Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16). Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) celebrates with wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

2. The Jaguars’ offense will also see an uptick in production.

You know things are bad when you land in the cellar of the NFL in terms of points scored. That’s the situation the Jaguars found themselves in last year. Even though they had a generational talent in Trevor Lawrence, there was no cohesive plan to develop him and score points on a consistent basis. More often than not, Urban Meyer hardly got involved with the team’s preparation and often delegated game-planning to his coaching staff. Looking back, it’s not surprising that Jacksonville finished the 2021 season with the worst offense.

Leaving aside Meyer’s involvement or lack thereof, the Jaguars’ offense didn’t have enough firepower to keep up with opposing offenses last year. When it rained, it poured for the Jags and once they fell behind in a game, they would have a hard time coming back.

In order to stop trailing as often as they did last season, the Jaguars are making sure Trevor Lawrence is in a position to find the end zone more frequently. For starters, the team’s brass signed wide receivers Christian Kirk and Zay Jones. The duo will join a group that includes Marvin Jones Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr. Even if the Jags don’t add another receiver in the draft, their young passer should have more weapons than he did in 2021.

Also, the Jaguars bolster the offensive line with the addition of offensive guard Brandon Scherff. All the additions Jacksonville has made this offseason, along with Doug Pederson’s coaching savvy, should lead to more points on the scoreboard next season. Don’t expect the Jags to have a top 15 offense but they should take a meaningful step forward.

2022 final prediction: 18th total in yards, 22 in points scored.