Jaguars TE Evan Engram goes off vs. Titans in the finale and other predictions

• The Jaguars are set to face the Titans in the finale

• Trevor Lawrence may or may not suit up for the divisional bout

• Here are 5 predictions for other Jaguars players

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram (17) tries to avoid Carolina Panthers linebacker Deion
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram (17) tries to avoid Carolina Panthers linebacker Deion / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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2. Calvin Ridley will cross the 1,000 yard mark

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley was a game-changer early in his NFL career. He stepped away from football in 2021 to get healthy — both physically and mentally. During his retirement he was slapped with a suspension that lasted more than a year.

Ridley was reinstated early in 2023 and he's had a low-key productive first season with the Jags, hauling in 70 receptions for 910 yards with seven touchdowns. Against the Titans, he'll get over 1,000 yards for the year, showing he's the same playmaker he was during his stint with the Atlanta Falcons.

1. Evan Engram will break Jimmy Smith's single-season record for receptions

Evan Engram crossed the 100-catch mark against the Carolina Panthers. That was only the 11th time in NFL history that a tight end had achieved the feat. In the finale, Engram will have a chance to break another record, this time though, it will be one Jimmy Smith set a while back.

Smith holds the franchise record for the most receptions in a season with 116. He's also responsible for the second-best season at 112. Engram currently has 104, so he would need nine catches against Tennessee to get to second place and 13 to get to first place.

It may be tough to pull off but knowing that Engram will have a chance to make history, he'll become the focal point of the offense. C.J. Beathard (or Trevor Lawrence) will target him enough to make sure he gets to 117.

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