3 best-case schedule scenarios for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2024

• The NFL will release the 2024 schedule at some point in May

• These 3 things could help the Jaguars have a succesful season

Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville is photographed by Laveenya Schuler, center, during the
Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville is photographed by Laveenya Schuler, center, during the / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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1. The Jaguars get 2 primetime games in the 2024 NFL Schedule

Last year, the Jaguars earned three primetimes after finishing the 2022 season strong. Rightly, they were matched with some of the best teams in the league. Unfortunately, they couldn't capitalize on the opportunity. Instead of making the most of the national spotlight that comes with playing on Sunday or Monday Night, they came crashing down.

Sure, the Jags beat the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football, but they have gotten a Thursday bout on a yearly basis. This was the first time in more than 10 years that they were awarded primetime games on Sunday and Monday and lost both. Based on how things play out, Jacksonville won't be getting many primetime games in 2024, and would you blame the schedule makers if they don't?

The Jaguars failed to prove that they could keep up with the top teams in the league last year. Why would they be awarded the late-night slate if they're not going to take advantage of it? On the other hand, Jacksonville has lots of talent on both sides of the ball, including Trevor Lawrence. He's one of the most marketable quarterbacks in the league, and the NFL should want to give him as much exposure as possible.

While it's hard to see the Jaguars getting three primetime games, two seem realistic. They will most likely get the one Thursday by default, but they should else get another one based on all the talent they hoarded in the offseason.

In the worst-case scenario, they'll get just one primetime but will get flexed if they get hot like they did two years ago.

Of course, they'll need to make the most out of the spotlight or they won't be getting any more primetimes anytime soon.

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