4 big reasons Jacksonville Jaguars get no respect from the national media

Some Jaguars fans at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. (Imagn Images photo pool)
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Reason No. 1 the Jaguars get no respect: They don’t win enough

When it comes to the NFL, you have probably heard that winning cures everything, and this is legitimately true. Winning games will mask whatever issues the team is undergoing but start losing and all the skeletons will come out of the closet. Think of the 2017 season, the Jags made it all the way to the AFC Champions but once they could no longer sustain a high level of success, reports of the Tom Coughlin debacle surfaced.

Speaking of the 2017 season, that’s the only time since 2010 that they managed to win more than six games in a year. No club is going to earn primetime games if they aren’t consistently winning, and why would they? Nobody wants to tune in a blowout on Monday Night Football.

Some Jaguars fans weren’t pleased the team only got one primetime game following their appearance in the AFC Championship but looking at how their 5-11 record in 2018, the NFL got it right, at least this time. Sure, the Jags will pull off an upset every now and then. Their matchup against the Buffalo Bills in Week 9 of the 2021 season was must-watch TV but that kind of performances are few and far between.

On the bright side, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, as the Jaguars have a promising young quarterback in Trevor Lawrence and an outstanding head coach in Doug Pederson. Both have the potential to right the ship and turn the Jags into a perennial playoff team. If they do, the national media will have no choice but to give them the spotlight.

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