5 bonafide stars from the Jacksonville Jaguars 2022 season
By Quinn Butler
Winning is a collective effort and no single player or coach is responsable for a team’s success or failure. For proof, look no further than the Jacksonville Jaguars, who managed to make the playoffs and win the AFC South just one year after the Urban Meyer fiasco.
While general manager Trent Baalke and head coach Doug Pederson played a huge role in turning things around last year, they wouldn’t have done it without a talented core of player, including these five, which became bonafide stars.
Just missed the cut: Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, Brandon Scherff, Riley Patterson
5. Jacksonville Jaguars bonafide star in 2022: Rayshawn Jenkins, S
Safety Rayshawn Jenkins had a tumultuous 2021 season but really put his game together and made huge plays when it mattered most last year. The dedication he showed to learning, and growing in 2022 was unmatched.
Jenkins set career highs in both tackles and interceptions this past season and was second on the team in tackles. His performance in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys was the stuff of legend. He logged 18 tackles and two interceptions against Dak Prescott including the interception return that won the game for the Jaguars.
For a moment, it looked like Prescott was going to march down the field to put the Cowboys on top, but Jenkins delivered.
After the 2021 season, many of talking head (guilty as charged) had written him off but the hard work and dedication during the offseason more than paid off in his game. The player known as Jenkz was definitely an invaluable part of the Jaguars defense in 2022 and figures.