Early Tuesday morning, the next opponent for the Jaguars’ London series was announced. The Jags will take on the Baltimore Ravens in either week three or week four of the 2017 season.
Jaguars will host Ravens as one of NFL’s four games played in London in 2017.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 13, 2016
As you can see by the graphic above, the Jaguars will take on the Ravens in either week three or week four, and the team will continue their tradition of playing at Wembley Stadium. It is unclear if the Jags plan on taking their bye week after the London game next season, similar to what they did this year.
#Jaguars release says "no decision" on whether bye will follow London. (No doubt waiting to see what, um, er, uh, the coach wants to do.)— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) December 13, 2016
The London series was something that was originally scheduled to be over by now. The original agreement was for the Jaguars to play one home game a year across the pond, stretching from 2013-2016. However, that agreement was extended to go through at least 2020.
I don’t want to speak for everyone, but I would imagine that this is a matchup that not too many people are going to be upset about losing. It seems like these two teams play each other almost every year, and there really isn’t ever too much buzz about it. I think most people will be interested to know how this will affect the team’s overall schedule, like when they will be taking their bye. One possible scenario that had been discussed has now been eliminated, though: the Jaguars will not be playing back-to-back London games this year.