The Jacksonville Jaguars will need to load up on talent in 2024 if they want to challenge the Houston Texans for the AFC South crown. They'll also need a handful of players to bounce back. That said, the cupboard isn't fully bare. Led by Trevor Lawrence, there are a handful of talented pieces in place.
Moreover, the Jags should be healthier next season, with key contributors such as cornerback Tyson Campbell and wide receiver Christian Kirk expected to bounce back after missing time with injuries last year. If that wasn't enough, a handful of players who showed promise in 2023 should get an expanded role next season, including the next three.
3. Tank Bigsby, running back
Running back Tank Bigsy got off to a rough start to his NFL career. In his first game ever, he was responsible for two turnovers. First, a tipped pass that led to an interception. Later, not being aware a play was alive resulted in a defensive touchdown by the Indianapolis Colts. Then in Week 8, the Auburn Tiger couldn't secure a pass that turned into yet another pick.
Eventually, Bigsby saw his workload decrease and spent a good chunk of the 2023 season. Despite his struggles, the coaching staff's trust in him didn't waver. Expected to provide a one-two punch at running back alongside Travis Etienne, the Georgia native finished the year with a measly 132 yards on 50 carries.
But as underwhelming as Bigsby was in 2023, there's hope moving forward. Maybe he was overwhelmed by the transition to the NFL. Perhaps he needed time to adjust. Regardless of the reason, he was a highly-coveted prospect coming out of college. He's still the same talented player, and if he manages to vanquish whatever's holding him back, he should get a bigger role in 2024.