With all the upgrades the Jacksonville Jaguars made to their offense in the offseason, it’s easy to forget how much they struggle to move the ball and put points on the scoreboard last year. Not only did the Jags rank last in points scored in 2021 but Trevor Lawrence also threw a league-high 17 interceptions. You simply won’t win many football games with that kind of output.
Fortunately, the 2021 season is in the rearview mirror. Lawrence is poised for a big leap in Year 2 and the team’s brass got him several weapons in the offseason, so how are all the Jaguars’ position groups on offense looking ahead of Week 1? Here’s a ranking of all the units.
No. 5 Jaguars offensive group entering Week 1: Tight ends
The Jags’ made only one addition albeit an important one to their tight-end group in the offseason and that was inking Evan Engram. The former Ole Miss Rebel signed
and is set to have a big role in Doug Pederson’s tight-end friendly offense.
If Engram can keep his number of drops to a minimum, he could have a career year in Jacksonville. On the other hand, it’s hard to see him getting more than 55 receptions in 2022 with Dan Arnold also expected to contribute.
Both Engram and Arnold give the Jaguars’ a solid duo at tight end. Behind them is veteran Chris Manhertz, whose main role will come in short-yardage and red-zone situations. Fourth on the depth chart is Luke Fortner, who will get a few snaps every now and then but not much else.