No. 1 Jaguars position group that has greatly improved – Wide receiver
Here’s what is arguably the Jaguars’ most improved position since the end of the 2021 season. Jacksonville had the worst scoring offense in the league last year and there were several reasons why. One of them was an inexperienced Trevor Lawrence starting at quarterback. Another one was the coaching staff’s inability to get on the same page and last was simply a dearth of talent.
Last offseason, the Jags signed wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr., who is a good No. 2 but was pressed into a feature role due to a season-ending injury to DJ Chark Jr. Return specialist Jamal Agnew also moonlighted as a wide receiver but he too got hurt, leaving the offense devoid of weapons. The team’s brass signed Laquon Treadwell to the active roster in November and became one of Lawrence’s favorite targets down the stretch. Nevertheless, Jacksonville knew that if they wanted to put their young passer in a position to succeed, they would need to get him more weapons, which is what they did.
Besides re-signing Treadwell, the Jaguars signed Christian Kirk and Zay Jones in free agency. You might not have liked the fact that Jacksonville paid a premium to secure their services but both of them have thrived when given the chance and are expected to thrive in Jacksonville.
Jones, Kirk, and Jones will most likely start. Laviska Shenault Jr. and Treadwell will be the No. 4 and 5 options but they should still get plenty of snaps in 2022. Simply put, the Jags’ wide receiver corps is in better shape than it was in 2021, given that last year’s starters are slated to take a backseat to the new arrivals.