3. Gregory Junior
Montaric Brown wasn't the only reserve corner who was called upon against the Browns, but whereas Brown was substituting for Tyson Campbell in the boundaries, Gregory Junior filled in for Tre Herndon in the slot.
This was Junior's second straight game of extensive action in 2023, playing a total of 32 defensive snaps, including 29 at nickel. The results weren't great for the Ouachita Baptist product, who gave up three receptions on four targets for 33 yards. On the bright side, Brown didn't miss a tackle, which is a small victory on a day in which the defense botched 12.
2. Calvin Ridley
Week 14 wasn't a great day for the Jaguars wide receiver corps. In particular, Calvin Ridley had to step up in light of Christian Kirk's absence but instead came crashing down, catching four passes on 13 receptions for 53 yards. On top of that, he was directly responsible for an interception, going deep instead of turning around.
Trevor Lawrence attributed the turnover to miscommunication but that's simply not acceptable at this point of the season. It would've been one thing if it happened in Weeks 1 or 2, not near the end of the year, when this kind of mixup should have already been smoothed.
1. Trevor Lawrence
Trevor Lawrence deserves praise for playing through the ankle sprain. The Jaguars should also be pleased that he didn't aggravate the injury, but his play was less than ideal in a game in which the Jags had a shot at winning. He didn't get great protection, and he was likely bothered by the injury but that doesn't justify his questionable decision-making in the loss.
Two of the three interceptions he had were overthrows. Steezy Trev has mostly made good decisions this season, but he had a day to forget in Week 14, completing 56 percent of his passes for 257 yards with three touchdowns and the three picks, and a season-low 5.14 yards per attempt.