No. 2 Jaguars player with a chance to make the Pro Bowl in 2023: Evan Engram, TE
The Jaguars got minimal results from the tight end position in the late 2010s. Things didn't change much in 2021 but the top brass bucked the trend last year when they brought in Evan Engram. Jacksonville wanted a long-term deal but Engram wanted to bet on himself. In retrospect, the decision benefited both parties.
A first-round pick in 2021 by the New York Giants, Engram often flashed his talent but wasn't able to put it all together. While he made the Pro Bowl in 2020, drops and mental mistakes marred his tenure with Big Blue. For this reason, he was available in free agency. The Jaguars didn't care about his past production though, and instead courted him because they believed he could reach his full potential in Jacksonville.
The early reviews weren't great though. Engram once again dealt with drops in his first offseason with the team. But then the regular season began and he became the player the Jaguars expected. Besides breaking several team records set by Kyle Brady, the former Ole Miss Rebel when to post career bests for receiving yards and catches. Rightfully, he wanted a raise. It took him and the team several months to find common ground but he ended up getting a three-year contract worth $44 million.
So far, Engram has shown this season he wasn't a one-year wonder. He had the most catches among tight ends in the NFL after Week 7. On top of that, he's become Trevor Lawrence's favorite target in 2023. That should be enough to help Engram get the second Pro Bowl of his career.