Jaguars opening win total prediction for 2024 season (Jacksonville's win projection raises questions)

Breaking down the Jaguars' win total projected for the 2024 NFL season
Dec 17, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16)
Dec 17, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the most intriguing teams in the NFL this offseason.

In Week 12 of the 2023, season, the Jaguars were fresh off a win against the Houston Texans and were sitting at 8-3 with a firm grasp on the AFC South. Then they'd go on to go 1-5 in their last six games and miss the playoffs completely. Meanwhile, the Texans would go on to win the division and have one of the best offseasons in the league.

So, where does that leave the Jaguars? Do they return to being the team that went 8-3 in their first 11 games or does the division now belong to the Texans?

One thing we can do to help better understand where they'll land in the upcoming campaign is to take a look at their projected win total set by the oddsmakers.

Jaguars 2024 win total

FanDuel Sportsbook has the Jaguars' win total for 2024 set at 8.5 with both the OVER and UNDER set at -110, meaning there's a 50/50 chance that they'll win more or less than 8.5 wins.

They finished 9-8 in 2023 which means oddsmakers expect them to have a very similar result in 2024, if not potentially worse.

There should be some optimism surrounding the Jaguars. They placed the franchise tag on Josh Allen and signed other defensive pieces like linebacker Foye Oluokun and safety Darnell Savage. They also replaced Calvin Ridley at receiver by signing former Bills receiver, Gabe Davis.

More important than anything else, they have Trevor Lawrence too. He has excelled to the level that Jaguars fans would have hoped at this point, but we have seen him at his best and when he's reaching his ceiling, he's one of the best players in the league. Now he needs to be able to reach that level on a more consistent basis.

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