Jaguars too-early team awards for 2023 season, including MVP, and Comeback Player

• Here are some predictions and awards for a handful of Jaguars player that will make a difference in 2023.
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A Jacksonville Jaguars fan holds up a sign before a regular season NFL football matchup. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Unio / USA
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Jaguars Too-Early 2023 Season Awards: Defensive Player of the Year, Tyson Campbell, CB

Back when the Jags drafted Tyson Campbell in 2021, the pick seemed unnecessary. After all, they had just inked Shaquille Griffin and brought back Tre Herndon and Sidney Jones. The fact that Campbell struggled early in his rookie campaign seemed to validate the idea that Jacksonville should've taken someone else.

However, the former Georgia Bulldog turned the corner and became one of the Jaguars' top players by the end of the 2021 season. He's improved immensely since then and profiles as one of the premier corners in the NFL right now.

Campbell is getting lots of recognition heading into the regular season, and he'll get more as he solidifies his place as the leader of the Jacksonville secondary.

Jaguars Too-early 2023 Season Awards: Offensive Player of the Year, Travis Etienne, RB

While running back Travis Etienne is far from underrated, he won't always pop up when listing the top Jaguars' players. Nevertheless, he's an important part of their offensive puzzle. In his first full NFL season, the former Clemson Tiger showed he was fully recovered from a Lisfranc injury that forced him to miss his rookie campaign, totaling 1,441 yards from scrimmage, and showing he could carry a big load.

Throughout the offseason, Etienne has been working on being more decisive when hitting the hole. This should lead to an even more productive 2023 season. Even though there's a strong chance rookie Tank Bigsby will get lots of carries, Etienne will still get the top back in the backfield.