1. The Jaguars must keep Trevor Lawrence healthy at all costs
Trevor Lawrence is quickly becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the league and it's not a hyperbole to say that the Jaguars chances of making a deep playoff run are tied to his availability. While backup C.J. Beathard is capable enough of keeping the offense afloat and even rack up a couple win if Lawrence had to miss a few games, losing him for an extended period of time would be a big blow to their Super Bowl hopes.
After all, the Jags have talent at most position groups but there's a significant dropoff from Lawrence to Beathard. That's why they need to make sure he stays healthy even if there's an element of randomness to injuries. What the Jaguars can do to make sure their star quarterback doesn't get hurt is giving him the best possible protection up front.
Cam Robinson is slated to serve a suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. In his absence, Walker Little will line up at left tackle but if he struggles, the coaching staff shouldn't hesitate to go back to Robinson. Similarly, rookie Anton Harrison is expected to start at right tackle but if he falters, Jacksonville should consider plugging in Little there.
Also, the Jaguars must monitor Ben Bartch's health for the regular season. The 2020 fourth-round pick dislocated his knee last year and might not be ready for training camp. If he isn't good to go, Jacksonville will roll with veteran Tyler Shatley at left guard.
Shatley has made 30 starts across the interior offensive line the last three years and he can hold the fort if Bartch needs to sit out a few games but the Jags shouldn't rule out looking for outside help in case Bartch isn't ready by Week 1.
The bottom line is that there are a few questions surrounding the offensive trenches and Jacksonville must address them if they want to reduce the chances of Lawrence getting injured in 2023.