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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2. Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8 in 2023)

The Jaguars seemingly headed in the right direction early in the 2023 season before they experienced a collapse in the second half. Just one year after making the playoffs and winning the AFC South, the Jags got knocked out of contention when they lost to the Titans in the finale.

Looking back, they didn't make enough moves to replenish the roster. Maybe they didn't know how to deal with the burden of expectations. Either way, Jacksonville showed he's still got work to do (more than they thought) to be able to challenge teams such as the San Francisco 49ers or the Kansas City Chiefs. This should be a wake-up call for both the coaching staff and the front office.

Head coach Doug Pederson needs to be more involved in game preparation. Last year, the Jaguars looked sloppy and unprepared at times. While the coordinators are tasked with getting players ready for game day, it is the head coach who must make sure things are running smoothly. They didn't always last year.

Not surprisingly, Pederson moved on from defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell once the season ended. Offensive coordinator Press Taylor's seat should also be getting warm. He needs to prove Pederson made the right call when he decided to bring him back in spite of the team's offensive shortcomings last year.

Lastly, general manager Trent Baalke must focus on doing his job. The team had several needs last year but he stayed put throughout most of the offseason. Besides giving Josh Allen an extension, he'll need to add a handful of players who can contribute right off the bat.