Jacksonville Jaguars fans haven’t had much to celebrate in the recent past, as their team has not finished with a winning record since the 2007 season. With some solid offseason moves and an array of young talent, it seems that this pattern is about to change. The plan last season was to have rookie quarterback Blake Bortles redshirt, learn the system and slowly adjust to being a signal caller in the NFL. Due to lack of quality performance from Chad Henne, and fans calling for him to start, Bortles was thrust onto the field in Week 4. He had some decent moments but overall seemed to regress towards the end of the season. In 2015, we should see an improvement in the second year quarterback in part due to his new offensive coordinator Greg Olsen. Olsen is a quarterback mastermind and gets the best out of every guy he coaches under center. The Jaguars also beefed up their offensive line over the offseason signing right tackle Jeremy Parnell and center Stefen Wisniewski, as well as drafting guard A.J.Cann in the third round of the 2015 draft. Bortles will also benefit from his new tight end Julius Thomas who is a freaky talented pass catcher. He will be joined by three second-year receivers in Allen Robinson, Marquise Lee and Allen Hurns.
Second-round rookie T.J.Yeldon will be carrying the rock for the Jaguars this season and should be an immediate upgrade over Toby Gerhart.
Injury has plagued Jacksonville’s defense already but some offseason upgrades should help with their 2015 campaign. The acquisitions of defensive end Jared Odrick and safety Sergio Brown should help fill some holes and allow these guys to make some plays.
The 2015 schedule for the Jaguars starts out with four very difficult games (Panthers, Dolphins, Patriots, Colts), then gets easier as the season progresses. Look for this young squad to be competitive this season and start building towards a future with the postseason in it. Fans should be sure to grab their Jacksonville Jaguars tickets to see this hungry team elevate themselves and become a real contender.