No. 2 Jaguars players who could make the Pro Bowl: Brandon Scherff
The Jaguars allowed a respectable 32 sacks last year but decided to make a few important changes to their offensive line this offseason. They let Andrew Norwell and A.J. Cann walk away in free agency. On top of that, Brandon Linder hung up the cleats. That’s three starters from 2021, so how did the Jags replace them?
Ben Bartch will most likely take Norwell’s old spot at left guard while veteran Tyler Shatley will step in at center. Then, there’s the right guard spot. To fill the void left by Cann, the Jaguars’ signed Brandon Scherff, arguably the best interior offensive lineman in this year’s free agency. The former Iowa Hawkeye signed a three-year deal worth $49.5 million to bolster the Jaguars’ protection.
Scheff has been one of the top guards in the league since the Washington Commanders took him with the fifth overall pick in the 2015 draft. His work in the trenches has earned him five Pro Bowl nods and it wouldn’t be shocking to see him get yet another one in Jacksonville.
In fact, the only thing preventing Scheff from making the Pro Bowl would be if he misses a significant number of games. He’s had to sit out 25 games over the last six seasons but the only year when he didn’t get the nod was in 2018, when he missed eight games due to a pectoral injury. If he manages to stay healthy for most of the 2022 season, he will likely get his sixth selection.