3 Jaguars players who should follow Tom Brady to broadcast booth
2. Jaguars who should join the broadcasting boot – Brandon Linder, C.
This entry might feel a bit like cheating since center Brandon Linder announced the was stepping away from football less than two months ago. But that’s precisely why he makes the list. He’s not ancient history and he was a member of the Jaguars as recently as March.
Even since the Jags selected Linder in the third round of the 2022 draft, many players have come and gone. In fact, there’s been significant turnover in Jacksonville and you won’t see any players that were drafted before 2015. Marvin Jones is now the elder man in the Jags’ locker room, having started his NFL career in 2012. However, he joined them last year, which makes Tyler Shatley the longest-tenured Jaguar on the roster right now.
Going back to Linder, he’s seen it all. He played for three different head coaches and has first-hand knowledge of how bad the Jaguars were in the 2010s. On the other hand, he was part of the 2017 team that was one questionable play away from playing in Super Bowl 52. Furthermore, he was in Jacksonville when Tom Coughlin returned as the vice president of football operations and also during Urban Meyer’s failed stint as the head coach. This is to say he knows dysfunction when he sees it.
Linder knows what losing looks like. He also knows what things can tear a team apart. Similarly, he witnessed what turned the Jaguars into a contender and then come back to earth in 2018. That kind of insight would be gold in the broadcasting booth.