The Jaguars enter 2014 with some of the lowest expectations in the league. There are many new faces but little in the way of proven game-changing players.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are a team desperate to find its identity. The last 3 years have yielded the lowest point totals in team history. Some of the big players who were drafted high in order to help the fortunes of the team have blown up in their face like Blaine Gabbert and Justin Blackmon.
The two biggest busts for the Jaguars have been replaced (or will soon be replaced) by rookies Blake Bortles, Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson. But Bortles is expected to go into camp as the backup to Chad Henne.
Fan favorite Maurice Jones-Drew left the Jaguars for the Raiders and has been replaced by Toby Gerhart – Adrian Peterson’s backup since 2010 and a Heisman trophy finalist back in college – but the team has very high expectations of him.
The defense was just as bad as the offense in 2013 and not much has been done to fix it. It is truly hard to identify any specific player, outside of maybe Paul Posluszny, who can stand out before the season starts.
The Jaguars will report to training camp in Jacksonville, Florida on July 24th.