2. Jawaan Taylor seized the Jaguars starting job at right tackle
If you follow the B&T, I would like to thank you but I would also like to remind you that our own Adam Laviano argued that Jawaan Taylor had earned the starting job over Walker Little after taking a deep look at how things unfolded in the preseason and training camp.
Laviano pointed out that Taylor outplayed Little and didn’t miss a beat despite the fact that he missed time after suffering a hamstring injury in the preseason. Sure, Taylor is coming off a year in which he allowed penalties at a high rate. Also, he gave up six sacks in 2021, so there was a feeling Little was going to come out of the battle with the starting job.
However, the Texas native wasn’t able to take advantage of Taylor’s injury-related absence. Conversely, Taylor had a sense of urgency and fared so well that it didn’t matter that he was unavailable for a bit.
The Jaguars went with the devil they know but this is by no means the end of the road for Little, who should eventually get another crack at the job. Taylor has started 49 straight games for the Jaguars and he will continue the streak alive in 2022.
On the other hand, Taylor is set to become a free agent next offseason, and if he doesn’t return to Jacksonville, Little could plug him at right tackle. Similarly, if the veteran gets hurt, Little will take his place in the lineup.