Jaguars 2023 season predictions may be out of control and unrealistic

The 2023 NFL season is upon us, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are generating quite a buzz among fans and analysts alike. It is getting out of control and just ridiculous. 
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Calvin Ridley and Christian Kirk catch 210 balls, 2,500 yards and 17 TDs 

Calvin Ridley, an exceptional wide receiver, is set to make a comeback in the 2023 season after a hiatus. Despite not achieving the desired fantasy results in 2021, Ridley showcased his talent and skill on the field. Regarding target share, air yard share, and route win rate, Ridley ranked among the top performers in the league. His chemistry with former Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan may have suffered near the end of his stint in Atlanta, but with Trevor Lawrence now leading the Jaguars' offense, Ridley can thrive.

Ridley looks fantastic in camp. All indications are that this will be the best statistical season of his young career. He is anticipated to lead the Jaguars in every statistical receiving category. As WR1 on an offense with a 5,000-yard passer, 106 receptions for 1,145 yards and eight touchdowns are logical expectations. In his last season as the No. 1 receiver in Atlanta. with a quarterback that carried a Lawrence-sque 65 percent completion rate, he pulled in 90 balls for 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns. 

The Jaguars' WR2 for the 2023 season is Christian Kirk, who caught 84 balls for 1,108 yards and eight touchdowns in 2022 as the leading target. Zay Jones has similar targets as the No. 2 receiver. Logic says Kirk will improve, and analysts have him reeling in 100 receptions. With 100 receptions at Kirk's average of 13.2 yards per reception, that's 1,320 yards. 

If Ridley's expectations are to lead every statistical category for receivers, the pair is expected to pull in 210 catches, 2650 yards, and 17 touchdowns. For comparison's sake, the 1999 St Louis "greatest show on turf" Rams receiver duo of Issac Bruce and Tory Holt had a combined 1,953 yards, and 18 touchdowns. Yes, you are going to bring up Marshall Faulk was the top receiver on that team... I will get there. Just hold on.