5 Jacksonville Jaguars who could make first Pro Bowl in 2022

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 3 Jaguar who could make the Pro Bowl in 2023: Christian Kirk

Wide receiver Christian Kirk has worn the Black and Teal for just four games but he’s already a staple of the Jaguars’ rebuilt offense. Last offseason, general manager Trent Baalke started adding talent to a roster devoid of it. However, one year wasn’t enough and the Jags finished 3-14 to nobody’s surprise.

Baalke picked up where he left off and gave the roster an extreme makeover this past offseason. Knowing the team had a surplus of cap space, the general manager when on a spending spree in free agency, and one of his biggest signings was Kirk, who got a four-year deal worth $72.

The Jags and Baalke earned scrutiny around the league for paying a premium for a receiver that hadn’t logged a 1,000-yard season in any of the last four years. Kirk himself was impressed with the amount the Jaguars originally offer but looking back, the front office should be commended for making an aggressive effort to land the former Texas A&M Auggie.

Ultimately, it was an offer Kirk couldn’t refuse and it’s a good thing he didn’t, as he’s quickly become the No. 1 receiver the Jaguars expected. This season, the former Arizona Cardinal has caught 20 passes for 327 yards with three touchdowns.

While Kirk hauled in just two passes against the Eagles, he had six in each of the first three games of the season. Furthermore, his 16.4-yard average per reception is 11th in the league. Maybe just maybe, he will be the first Jaguars receiver to make the Pro Bowl since DJ Chark Jr. in 2019.

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