4 things the Jacksonville Jaguars should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

• It's Thanksgiving, the perfect time to think about the things everyone should be thankful for

• Here are four that give fans of the Jaguars a reason to be greatful

Nov 19, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16)
Nov 19, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) / Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports
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It hasn't been easy to be a fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars, or at least it wasn't until 2022 Before that, the Jags had only mustered a winning season in more than a decade. Things have changed for the better the past two years though. Last season, Jacksonville won the division and made the playoffs for the first time since 2017. And it looks like they have a favorable chance to repeat both feats in 2023. That's definitely something to be thankful for, right?

But even now, the Jaguars don't get nearly the respect they deserve. They continue to be an afterthought to the national media, and they're usually brought up in relocation talks even though they've shown they're committed to staying in Jacksonville. But even with all the negative, there are many things going on in both the Jaguars' and their fans' favor. Here are four they should be thankful for.

4. Things to be thankful for: The Jaguars have a talented core of players

It's easy to forget now but as recently as 2020, the Jaguars' roster was devoid of talent. General manager Trent Baalke, in spite of all his misshaps, has done a good job of acquiring playmakers and role contributors the past three years. It hasn't been perfect but you would probably have to go back to the late 1990s to find another Jaguars squad as talented as the current one.

Players such as Christian Kirk, Foyesade Oluokun, right guard Brandon Scherff, outside linebacker Josh Allen, and Trevor Lawrence, among many others, give Jacksonville a well-rounded core that will give them a chance to win Sunday. While it may not seem like much, that's not something you could say about the Jags four years ago.