3 best quarterbacks the Jaguars will face during 2024 NFL season

• The NFL hasn't yet released the schedule, but it's a given they'll have to face these 3 quarterbacks in 2024.
Dec 3, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) watches
Dec 3, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) watches / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL threw a curveball at everyone when they put off their 2024 schedule release. Granted, they hadn't set a date for the announcement, so technically, they haven't postponed it. While teams will be paying close attention to when they'll get their BYE or how many primetimes they know, they at least know who their opponents will be. The Jacksonville Jaguars have a mix of upcoming teams and playoff contenders.

One thing that stands out in the Jags' slate of opponents is that they'll be facing several rookies. They'll play the Minnesota Vikings, the New England Patriots, and the Chicago Bears. All three took a signal-caller in the first round of this year's draft, and they'll surely be in the starting lineup when they face off against Jacksonville.

That said, the Jaguars will also play a handful of veteran quarterbacks. These three, in particular, could give them trouble.

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles

As recently as 2022, the Philadelphia Eagles made the Super Bowl. They even got off to a strong start last year before crashing and burning. During their collapse, Jalen Hurts was questioned for how he dealt with adversity. On top of that, his less-than-stellar play had a role in Philly being one and done in the playoffs.

That was in 2023, though, and Hurts has consistently shown he can play at a high level throughout his career. While quarterbacks have a big impact on the outcome of a football game, they're not the sole reason a team wins or loses. With a renewed approach, and after loading up on talent, the Eagles and Hurts will be looking to bounce back next season.

The last time the Jaguars faced the Eagles in 2022, they lost. They'll be incentivized to help head coach Doug Pederson get his first win against his former club, the one he won a Super Bowl with.

Jared Goff, Detroit Lions

Jared Goff's NFL career has been like a rollercoaster. After struggling as a rookie under Jeff Fisher, he was among the many reasons the Los Angeles Rams played in Super Bowl 53. But then, it looked like he had peaked, so the Rams sent him packing to the Detroit Lions. Looking back, that's the best thing that could've happened to Goff, as he's enjoyed a career revival in Motor City.

Since joining the Lions, Goff has once again joined the conversation about the top quarterbacks in the NFL. Moreover, Detroit recognizes they have a franchise signal-caller and are ready to pay him like one.

Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets

Because of his dubious takes on anything that doesn't have to do with throwing a football, it's easy to forget that Aaron Rodgers was a darn good quarterback. The fact that he tore his ACL in the 2023 opener also made him an afterthought.

Heck, you could even argue that Rodgrying to stay relevant by making questionable claims. Fortunately for him, he'll have a chance to prove next season that he's still an upper-echelon quarterback. He's been working on getting back from injury and should be a full go by the opener.

If Rodgers does manage to be his old self, he may be the toughest quarterback the Jaguars will play in 2024. There's no guarantee he'll bounce back but that doesn't mean Jacksonville should take him lightly.

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