Wide receiver Zay Jones missed to game against the Houston Texans with a hip injury and he's a long shot to suit up against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4. This means Jamal Agnew will get see an uptick in playing time for the second straight week. If the Jacksonville Jaguars want to come on top, he'll be one of several players who need to show out.
Last week, Agnew filled in for Jones and appeared in 55 percent of the team's offensive snaps, the most he's played this season. While Agnew hauled in four passes for 49 yards, he also had a key fumble in Houston territory near the end of the second quarter. Had he been able to secure the pass, the Jags might've scored before halftime. Instead, they trailed 17-0 going into the second half.
Agnew will probably get his number called again against the Falcons and if he does, he'll need to play better than he did against the Texans. With that in mind, here are other Jaguars who must show out in Week 4.
No. 5 Jaguars player who must stand out vs. the Falcons: Calvin Ridley, WR
Jamal Agnew isn't the only receiver who must deliver against Atlanta. After an impressive performance in the opener, Calvin Ridley has been relatively quiet. The last two weeks, he's had just five catches for 72 yards. While he's faced lots of double coverage, he's also had a few drops.
Trevor Lawrence, for one, says he's not concerned about Ridley's lack of impact the past two games.
"Calvin's a great player, he's been a great player in his years past," Lawrence told the media Wednesday. "And I don't have a concern with that. I've seen the way he works and how he's been here. It's all of us, we're all making mistakes at the wrong times. It's not just him. He's got kind of the spotlight this week, but it's not just him. It's all of us have to play better as well. But it's just continue to encourage him, but he's also a guy, he's got a lot of confidence in himself."
"He's not gonna get down on himself. We have all the confidence in him. He's gonna make those plays nine out of 10 times and just happened on Sunday. That was the one time, so not really concerned there but definitely keep talking to keep talking to him, communicating," Lawrence said.
Ridley already proved in Week 1 that he can still play at a high level. He now need to show he can do it on a weekly basis.