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No. 85: Who wore it best? The first did it best

Tight end and long snapper Rich Griffith was the first to wear No. 85, and he's still the best player who's ever worn the jersey.

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In two decades, the Jacksonville Jaguars have had some great players come through this franchise.

In the spirit of counting things down (and biding our time) until the regular season starts on September 13th, we're taking a jersey-by-jersey look at who wore each of the 99 numbers available best for the Jaguars.

Who wore it best: Rich Griffith (1995-2000)

Even though Ernest Wilford wore No. 85 in his second stint with Jacksonville, he was far less productive, relegated to a backup tight end from 2009-2010. It was Rich Griffith, however, who was with the inaugural 1995 team, contributed on offense and special teams during the height of the franchise in the late 1990's, and retired after six seasons in Jacksonville.

Who wears it now: Nic Jacobs (2014-Present)

Jacobs is a big, bruising tight end. He's not a pass-catching threat, although he was called upon to do it a few times in 2014 (and even got a touchdown out of the deal). He went undrafted in 2014, was signed by the New Orleans Saints, released, and then signed by the Jaguars, who needed someone to provide depth at tight end and who could block. Perfect for the 6'5", 269 pound Jacobs.