Post-Super Bowl AFC South Power Ranking: Where do Jaguars land in the division?

• The Jaguars took a step back after making the playoffs in 2022. Where do they stand in the division after the Super Bowl?

Dec 10, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson talks with
Dec 10, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson talks with / Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
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The AFC South has been somewhat of the laughingstock of the NFL for several years. Sure, they had their moments. The Jacksonville Jaguars made the AFC Championship in 2017 and the Tennessee Titans achieved the same feat a couple of years later. But other than that, the division has been perceived as one of the weakest ones in the league for a while. On the bright side, there could be a change of guard soon.

Granted, the Super Bowl runs through the Kansas City Chiefs but the AFC South could have a handful of clubs that could challenge them in 2024. The Houston Texans are coming off their first trip to the playoffs after years of irrelevance. The Indianapolis Colts were also in contention for most of the season and should be even better once Anthony Richardson returns.

The Jaguars, for their part, are in a position to bounce back after regressing last year. They entered the offseason with a handful of pressing needs. But if they take care of them, nothing will stop them from competing for the divisional title. Heck, the AFC South could be wide open in 2024.

This begs the question, how do the Jaguars stack up against the rest of the division? Here's a ranking of the AFC South following the Super Bowl.

4. Tennsee Titans (6-11 in 2023)

The Titans' rebuild is now at full steam. Last year, they hired Ran Carthon as their general manager to fill the void left when they moved on from Jon Robinson. More recently, they parted ways with head coach Mike Vrabel and brought in Dave Canales to take his place.

Based on how much turnover Tennessee has undergone the past two years, it's hard to tell just how quickly they'll turn things around. The Texans enjoyed a turnaround in head coach DeMeco Ryans' first season at the helm. Jacksonville did the same under Dog Pederson in 2022. The Titans, though, may need more time. They have a few building blocks in place but also enter the offseason with lots of questions on both sides of the ball.

Maybe the Titans will be much better than expected if Will Levis makes strides and Carthon upgrades his arsenal of weapons, but there's no guarantee they take care of all their needs. Still, there's nowhere to go but up for Tennessee after going 6-11 last year.