5 dream scenarios for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2022
1. The Jaguars win 8 or 9 games in the 2022 NFL season
This one might be the toughest to achieve of all the dream scenarios on this list. After all, the Jaguars have won more than six games in a season just once in the last ten years and have routinely finished among the worst teams in the NFL in that span. Heck, they had the worst record in the league these past two seasons, earning a combined four victories. There are clubs that will rack up that amount in a month but it took the Jags 33 games to get there.
However, the Jaguars have truly undergone a makeover, probably the biggest one they’ve had since 2017, the last time they won 16 games in a season. That year, they had one of the best defenses in the league and reached the AFC Championship in spite of Blake Bortles. This time around, they arguably have better offensive weapons and a franchise quarterback in the making in Trevor Lawrence.
Furthermore, owner Shad Khan hired Doug Pederson, who will be an immense upgrade over Urban Meyer, who didn’t seem particularly interested in winning games during his short tenure in Jacksonville. Pederson has a proven track record, both at winning games and developing quarterbacks, two things the Jags are in need of.
Given the presence of Pederson, Lawrence, and a stout defense with potential, the Jaguars are expected to win seven games. But if they don’t suffer any major injuries, Lawrence improves in Year 2 and the defense makes enough turnovers, they might be able to earn eight or even nine victories, which would be encouraging for a team that is in the midst of a rebuild.