The Jacksonville Jaguars have had trouble getting their players selected for the Pro Bowl in previous years. Trevor Lawrence and Jamal Agnew got the nod last season but they did it as alternates. Before them, the last time the Jags had multiple players earning a designation was in 2019, when wide receiver D.J. Chark, defensive end Calais Campbell, cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and a then-rookie Josh Allen made the cut. Jacksonville should be able to add a few names to the list this season.
After all, they're 8-3 heading into Week 13, and their recent success has earned their players a bigger spotlight this season. With that in mind, which Jaguars players are on track to get a Pro Bowl selection in 2023?
Locks if they keep pace
Josh Allen, Foyesade Oluokun, Evan Engram
Outside linebacker Josh Allen is having a breakout season, registering a career-high 12 sacks and 60 total pressures with six games to go. The former first-round pick wasn't necessarily bad the past three years, but he wasn't nearly as dominant, or as consistent, as he's been in 2023.
Allen is getting recognition as one of the top pass rushers in the league. T.J. Watt, Khalil Mack, and Myles Garrett have also put together strong cases for a Pro Bowl berth but they haven't had nearly the same impact for their respective teams as Allen has for the Jaguars this season. The fact that the Jags are one of the best teams in the AFC could help his case.
On the other hand, Foyesade Oluokun is having his second productive season in a row in Jacksonville. Oloukun is routinely among the top tackles in the league but he's also put on display his blitzing skills in 2023, registering 15 total pressures and three sacks. On top of that, the Yale product had an interception returned for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 7.
All things considered, Oluokun should be a good Pro Bowl selection, alongside Patrick Queen of the Baltimore Ravens. Evan Engram also has a favorable shot at representing the AFC. Travis Kelce is a lock but Mark Andrew's season-ending injury could pave the way for Engram to make the cut, even if he hasn't reached the end zone this season. He only had one touchdown in 2021 and still got the nod.