5 Jacksonville Jaguars looking for redemption in 2024

• These 5 Jaguars will be looking to make an impact in 2024 after failing to do much of note last year.
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell (32) at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell (32) at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to make the playoffs in the playoffs in 2024 after failing to qualify last year. With a revamped roster, they should have a favorable shot. That said, they'll need a few other things to go their way.

Avoiding major injuries is among the biggest ones. Also, the Jags will need to finish strong instead of fading down the stretch like they did last year. It will also help if these five players with something to prove manage to make an impact.

Jaguars RB Tank Bigsby will be on a redemption tour in 2024

The Jaguars drafted Tank Bigsby last year with the hopes that he was going to take some of Travis Etienne's workload off his shoulders. Unfortunately, that's not how things went. The former Auburn Tiger failed to hit his stride in his rookie season and made several mistakes that hurt his team. If that wasn't enough, he averaged a paltry 2.8 yards per carry.

Fortunately for Bigsby, the Jags are not ready to give up on him. In fact, offensive coordinator Press Taylor believes that maybe they didn't do enough to help him succeed last year. Specifically, he says that not giving him enough playing time might've prevented him from making an impact.

Head coach Doug Pederson, for his part, expected Bigsby to have a bigger impact in Year 2. For that to happen, he'll need to show in training camp that he deserves more playing. So far, he's not been able to make his case, with John Shipley of Sports Illustrated reporting that the sophomore running back struggled with drops and has failed to stand out like he did last year.

It will be up to Bigsby not to dwell on the past and become the bruiser the Jags thought they were getting when they used a third-round pick on him. If he doesn't, D'Ernest Johnson will be lurking behind, waiting for his chance to get ahead of him on the depth chart.