4 Jacksonville Jaguars who will keep fostering a positive culture in 2023

Here are 4 members of the Jacksonville Jaguars who will continue to foster a positive culture in 2023
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson celebrates with quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) after
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson celebrates with quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) after / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Unio / USA
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The Jacksonville Jaguars truly believed that Urban Meyer could help them become a respectable NFL club after being the laughingstock of the league for most of the 2010s. However, Meyer somehow found a way to sink the Jags even lower. Less than a year after bringing in Meyer, owner Shad Khan realized his mistake and kicked him to the curb.

It took Khan and the Jaguars nearly two months to find Meyer's replacement but looking back, they're surely glad they took as long as they did because they ended up hiring Doug Pederson.

From the get-go, Pederson didn't promise any magic-wand solutions and was firm when he said it was possibly going to take a while to get the team going. However, Jacksonville managed to turn things around quickly and they found themselves winning the AFC South and making the playoffs for the first time since 2017.

Heading into the 2023 season, the Jaguars look the best they have — on and off the field — since probably the early 2010s. These four members of the organization will keep playing a huge role in fostering a positive culture.

No. 4 Jaguars member who will foster a positive culture: Christian Kirk, WR

You won't often hear about wide receiver Christian Kirk being a leader but that's what he is in the Jaguars locker room. It's true that he doesn't go around saying motivational speeches or hyping his teammates up but there are other kinds of leadership.

Kirk's the kind of player that will lead will example and will look for ways to help his teammates. Entering his second year in Doug Pederson's system, he expects to become more vocal. Not long after the draft, the former Texas A&M Auggie said that he was willing to take rookie Parker Washington, who's projected to line up in the slot, to take him under his wing.

Similarly, Kirk getting feedback from fellow wide receiver Calvin Ridley. He's willing to show him what he knows but isn't proud to ask if there's something he can learn from him. And that's what great players do.