No. 2 Jaguars player who can make the Pro Bowl: Travis Etienne, RB
A popular adage says something along the lines of good things can come out of bad ones and although the decision to trade running back James Robinson to the New York Jets wasn’t generally well-received, it paved the way for sophomore Travis Etienne to shine.
A first-round pick in the 2021 draft, Etienne missed his rookie campaign with a Lisfranc injury and hardly any playing time early this season. However, his workload steadily increased and the coaching staff couldn’t justify keeping him on the bench, which played a role in the decision to move on from Robinson.
Etienne has been one of the most productive running backs in the NFL since Week 5, toting the rock 131 times for 725 yards with four touchdowns and an average of 5.5 yards per carry. While the former Clemson Tiger will need to keep playing at a high level to make the Pro Bowl, he’s got a realistic shot.
No. 4 Jaguars player who can make the Pro Bowl: Christian Kirk, WR
The Jaguars’ losing record shouldn’t overshadow the impact wide receiver Christian Kirk has had since signing a four-year deal worth $72 million this offseason. The former Texas A&M Auggie had an impact right off the bat, hauling in the receptions for 267 yards with three touchdowns.
Although Kirk was somewhat quiet for a stretch this season, he quickly picked up the pace and has caught 27 receptions for 317 yards with three touchdowns over the last four weeks. The Arizona native is proving skeptics wrong and may be the first Jaguars wide receiver to make the Pro Bowl since DJ Chark Jr. last did in 2019.