2. The Jaguars chose not to bolster their pass rush in the offseason
There was arguably no bigger need for the Jaguars in the offseason than the pass rush. Sure, they had Josh Allen and Travon Walker but they seemingly needed someone else to round out their rotations. Once head coach Doug Pederson announced that player K'Lavon Chaisson, a 2020 first-round pick, was going to be that player, some fans started to get fidgety and with good reason.
Chaisson was underwhelming in his first three NFL seasons, registering a measly three sacks. While taking the quarterback down is the only way to measure a pass rusher's success, the former LSU Tiger has not been able to consistently bring pressure up front. In fact, his lack of impact was reflected in his reduced playing time the last two years.
However, Chaisson registered his first sack of the season in Week 2. He also spent lots of time on the ground but showed that maybe there's hope. Then again, the Jaguars could've brought a proven pass rusher. There were plenty available throughout the offseason but opted not to pursue any of them.
The Jags were at some point interested in Jadeveon Clowney and Yannick Ngakoue but instead opted to re-sign Dawuane Smoot. The issue is that Smoot can't contribute right now. He's currently recovering from an Achilles tear he suffered last year and will be probably back in early October.
Once Smoot returns and barring injury to either Allen, and Walker, the rotation be at full strength.