The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to be a very good team in 2023. At least, we hope. They took a big step in 2022 as they started 2-6 but came all the way back to win the division and a playoff game.
Part of the reason that Jacksonville was so good was the play of Trevor Lawrence. Their star young quarterback absolutely deserves a lot of love.
He didn't, however, do it without some really good weapons. A few of the weapons had their first season with the Jaguars be a complete success.
The first one we'll mention is Travis Etienne. He was a rookie playing in his first National Football League season. He ran for over 1100 yards and had five rushing touchdowns.
Leading an NFL team's rushing attack is certainly not easy and he did so in all 17 games. It was a lot of fun to watch.
The Jaguars have multiple players who are coming back for more in 2023.
Christian Kirk is the other one that played in his first season with the Jaguars. This guy, however, was not a rookie. Kirk played for four years with the Arizona Cardinals before coming to the Jags.
Kirk also had 1100+ yards in addition to eight touchdown receptions. It was a great year for him as he was the number-one receiver on the team.
Just like Etienne and Kirk, tight-end Evan Engram spent his first year in Jacksonville as well. Before that one year, he spent the first five of his NFL career with the New York Giants.
In his first year as a Jaguar, he was one of the best receiving tight ends in the entire league. He had 73 receptions for 766 yards and four touchdowns. He played in every game for the first time in his career which is always good to see as well.
Now, all three of these guys are looking to run it back with the Jaguars for a second season. They were big parts of a great offense and now they believe that they can get even better.
With other weapons, Calvin Ridley being the most notable, this team could really become one of the best on the back of this great offense.