1. Trevor Lawrence will develop great chemistry with his new weapons
Good teams put good players in a position to succeed and the Jaguars spent the offseason surrounding Trevor Lawrence with better overall talent at most position groups. Besides locking up Pro Bowl guard Brandon Scherff and re-signing Cam Robinson, Jacksonville revamped their wide receiver corps and their tight end room.
Among the biggest acquisitions the Jags made in the offseason are wide receiver Christian Kirk and tight end Evan Engram. They are both expected to fill important roles on offense and they will most likely become Lawrence’s top two targets by the end of training camp.
Kirk nearly got 1,000 receiving yards last year and should be able to cross the mark in 2022. Through most of his tenure with the Arizona Cardinals Cardinals, he was their No. 2 receiver but showed he could be a No.1 when DeAndre Hopkins had to miss games with injuries last year. The Texas A&M product was one of many Jaguars that traveled to the Bahamas to work out alongside Lawrence and C.J. Beathard.
On the other hand, Engram has shown previously shown flashes and averaged 52 receptions over the last five years. The former Ole Miss Rebel should thrive in Doug Pederson’s tight-end-friendly offense and draw coverage in the middle of the field, which would in turn lead to more favorable matchups for his teammates.
Lawrence didn’t have much talent around him in 2021 but he won’t have to go through the same situation this upcoming season and by the end of training camp, he will have developed a great rapport with both Engram and Kirk. Don’t be surprised if they lead the Jags in catches and receiving touchdowns by the end of the year.