Jaguars WR Christian Kirk ‘still looking forward to what’s in front of us’

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Wide receiver Christian Kirk had a productive outing against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 10 but it wasn’t enough to help the Jacksonville Jaguars win. He told the local media Wednesday that he was feeling sick and tired following the loss but he also thinks the Jags are currently building something special.

“Doug says it best, we’re all handpicked to be here”, Kirk said. “You see the commonalities between everybody, high character guys, guys that go out and play for one another, tough, smart football players and so when you bring around the same kind of guy that you’re kind of looking for you, you’re building something special”.

“We know right now the season hasn’t really gone the way we wanted but you don’t really feel anybody has given up or kind of cashing it in. Everybody’s still looking forward to what’s in front of us. And those are the type of people you want to be around and you want to go to work with because it is a long season in the NFL”, Kirk said.

Kirk hauled in nine receptions for 105 yards with two touchdowns against the Chiefs. He also posted the third-highest Pro Football Focus grade among Jaguars’ players in Week 10. For the season, he’s caught 52 receptions for 679 yards (11th in the league) with seven touchdowns (tied for third best) and is on pace to register the first 1,000-yard season of his career. Here’s Kirk’s full exchange with the local media.

The Jaguars are still looking forward to what’s ahead

Realistically, the Jags might have a hard time making the playoffs this year but that doesn’t mean they’re ready to throw in the towel. Despite their losing record, there are some positives to build on. Trevor Lawrence has gotten better as the season progressed. Safety Andre Cisco, cornerback Tyson Campbell and running back Travis Etienne are also giving Jacksonville a handful of foundational pieces.

Their offensive line has also performed better than anticipated and has been one of their bright spots despite a few bad performances. While it’s hard to see the Jaguars potentially going on a run and winning their last seven games, as head coach Doug Pederson suggested not long ago, it’s tough to see them imploding too. They will probably rack up a few more ‘L’s but they’ll also show progress, which is what you come to expect from a team that is learning how to win.

The Jaguars are to be poised to finish with a losing record for the fifth straight year but that doesn’t make Kirk’s individual performance any less impressive, even if he’d rather have a few more wins.

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