No. 3 Jaguars player who must shine vs. the Eagles: Tyson Campbell, CB
The Jaguars’ defense has done a good job of slowing down opposing offenses. Sure, Carson Wentz threw for four touchdowns in the season opener but Jacksonville’s secondary has bounced back since then and has allowed just one passing touchdown in the last two weeks.
One player in the Jags’ secondary that hasn’t gotten the attention he deserves this season is Tyson Campbell. The second-year cornerback has done a good job of keeping opposing wide receivers in check. Over the last three weeks, he’s given up two touchdowns but has allowed just 11 receptions on 17 targets for 118 yards.
While those numbers are far from impressive, it’s important to note that opposing coordinators have tried to target Campbell as much as possible and he’s more than held his own. Having said that, he needs to make more big plays. So far, he hasn’t registered a pass defensed. On the other hand, he log an interception in Week 1.
Last year, the former Georgia Bulldog lead the Jags with two interceptions and in theory, he should be even better in 2022. The Chargers were without Keenan Allen in Week 3, so you could make the case that Jacksonville’s secondary had a favorable matchup. The Eagles, on the other hand, will have both of his two best receivers at their disposal Sunday.
Campbell will most likely be assigned to cover DeVonta Smith. The Jaguars’ will probably devote extra resources to slowing down A.J. Brown, so Campbell will often find himself in one-on-one situations with Smith. If Campbell can win most of his battles, the Jags will be in good shape.