The Jacksonville Jaguars are in a good spot as a franchise. There are weapons all over the field. They should be proud of the core that they have built.
For one, they have all the weapons they need on offense. If their defense can keep up with them, they should be a very nice (and complete) team.
It also helps that this Jaguars team is currently playing in a division with some teams resetting. One of those teams, the Indianapolis Colts, was in the news on Tuesday.
They have been having issues with superstar running back Jonathan Taylor all camp/preseason long. They were unable to find what they believe is a fair return for him so he will not be traded on Tuesday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars won't face Jonathan Taylor in Week One.
That means he is going to remain on the PUP list which means he is guaranteed now to miss the first four games of the season.
Of course, that includes the first game of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This is great news for the Jags.
Yes, they should be able to beat them anyway but this doesn't make it harder. Taylor is one of the best backs in the NFL and it will be great to see someone else in there for them with a rookie quarterback.
We will see if the Colts find a way to get what they think is a fair trade done before the October 31 trade deadline. If not, a franchise tag will be placed on him and they'll see if he can be traded next off-season.
The running back market in the NFL is sad in a way. Guys don't have a long shelf life and teams refuse to pay them what they deserve. Taylor isn't the first back to deal with this and he won't be the last.
For now, the Jaguars just have to take advantage of a division rival losing a superstar for the first four games at minimum.