Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marvin Jones: ‘You’ll see us turn some heads’

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. (11) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. (11) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports /

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson recently praised wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. and the impact he has on and off the field. Similarly, Jones recently joined the set of NFL Now and was complimentary of his head coach.

The veteran wide receiver believes the head coach has flipped the culture in Jacksonville. “I felt that the day we came in in the spring”, Jones said. “A coach like Doug, all the coaches that are around that have the experience at a high level; that player connection, you could feel that. Without even saying the word, we already had that camaraderie coming in, just all about working. Having everything through the same mind, seeing everything through the same eyes from the jump, that’s how it was”.

Jones later told Andrew Siciliano that the Jaguars could turn some heads this upcoming season. “You’ve seen a little bit in the preseason, what we have to offer as a team and what we can be”, the wide receiver said.

"The sky’s the limit but obviously, this is the NFL and you have to earn that, so just like we say, every game, every play you have to earn it, and we think will earn that and you’ll see use turn some heads because we definitely have a team that can do that."

Jones only had three receptions for 40 yards in this year’s preseason but he caught a jaw-dropping pass from Trevor Lawrence, arguably the best on he’s thrown this year.

Last season, Jones led the Jags in catches with 73 and had a team-high 832 receiving yards, to go along with four trips to the end zone. While he won’t get as many targets this year due to the presence of Christian Kirk and Zay Jones, he will still play an important part in the Jaguars’ game plan.

The Jaguars could indeed turn some heads in the 2022 NFL season

Jones may be biased when he says the Jags could make some noise this year. However, several analysts believe Jacksonville has a shot to go from last to first in the AFC South this upcoming season. Similarly, Trevor Lawrence could help Jacksonville ‘put a scare into other clubs“.

It’s true that the Jaguars have won just 15 games in the last four years and they’re coming off arguably one of the worst seasons in franchise history but Doug Pederson has them trending in the right direction just a few months after getting hired.

Pederson has previously acknowledged that this might turn out to be a multi-year project but he will have his team competing as if they had a shot at the playoffs from Day 1. This could in turn lead them to exceed expectations in 2022.

Jones is right to be excited about this upcoming season. The Jags put together a solid team in the offseason and they will have the chance to prove how much they’ve improved against the Washington Commanders in Week 1.

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