The Jacksonville Jaguars looked like a promising team in the offseason. After all, they hired a Super Bowl-winning head coach in Doug Pederson, and Trevor Lawrence, the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, was poised to make a big leap in Year 2.
Moreover, the Jags went into a spending spree in free agency and bolstered most position groups on both sides of the ball. Yet, they’re 2-4 after losing to the Colts in Week 6 and are riding a three-game losing streak. Given their free-agent additions, the arrival of Pederson and Lawrence’s untapped potential, this writer saw them winning nine games but based on how things have played out, six or seven wins might be a more realistic goal.
Nobody should be surprised the Jaguars lost to the Colts in Week 6
The Jaguars displayed flashes of how good they can be when they beat the Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Chargers in back-to-back wins. But their last three losses have also shown they’ve got a long way to go before they become a legitimate playoff contender.
This must be especially frustrating for fans that have grown accustomed to seeing the Jags go into rebuilding mode every four years and have stuck around despite the fact that Jacksonville had won more than 10 games just one since 2008.
But it’s too early to call this season a failure. Sure, it would be great to see the Jaguars have a couple more victories, especially when you take into account that they lost games they could have won if they hadn’t had self-inflicted wounds.
It’s also worth noting that Pederson has been on the job just a few months, and he should be given way more time before his seat gets hot. With this in mind, here are three observations from the Jags’ Week 6 loss to Indy.