5 bold predictions for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2023 NFL season

Jaguars fan Eric Hall holds his signs as he joins other fans outside TIAA Bank Field to cheer.
Jaguars fan Eric Hall holds his signs as he joins other fans outside TIAA Bank Field to cheer. / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have had a productive offseason. While they weren't able to make any splash signings like they did last year due to cap constraints, they still managed to fortify most position groups and add much-needed depth to the roster.

Although there are many months left for the 2023 NFL regular season, the Jags are in good shape and based on the moves they've done in free agency and the draft, it's not unrealistic to expect these five predictions to come true.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will exceed the projected win total for 2023

The win total for the Jags in 2022 was set at 6.5. That number might seem rather low but they were coming off a 3-14 season and the roster was in dire need of talent. The fact that Jacksonville was at one point 3-6 and close to getting eliminated from playoff contention made it seem like the bettors had gotten it right.

But then, something changed and the Jags went on to win six of their last eight games of the 2022 season and qualified for the postseason as the No. 4 seed. Following their massive turnaround, Jacksonville is now projected to win 10.5 games and they should have no trouble hitting the under.

Many of the players that had a role in the playoff run are back on the team. Moreover, Jacksonville added Calvin Ridley to an already stacked wide receiver corps, giving Trevor Lawrence a wide arsenal of weapons to work with.

Speaking of Lawrence, he's entering his second year in head coach Doug Pederson's system, so he should have no trouble picking up where left off last year. As a matter of fact, don't be surprised if the former Clemson Tiger enters the league MVP conversation in 2023 if the Jaguars get off to a strong start.