SBNation has a prettied up look as of today (so fresh, so clean) and as part of that, they have put together a really extensive, awesome series on the future of football. As part of that look into the future, we gaze into our crystal ball to see what the Jacksonville Jaguars might look like in five years.
Vote in the poll below and let us know which prediction you think has the best chance of coming true.
1. Brandon Allen will be starting games in 2017.
Tom Coughlin won’t answer questions about Blake Bortles’ fifth-year option, despite the deadline being a couple of days away. They have quarterback-proofed this team with the drafting of Leonard Fournette, Cam Robinson, and Dede Westbrook. I think Doug Marrone’s patience wanes and he benches Bortles in a last-ditch effort to stay in Shad Khan’s good graces through the 2018 offseason.
2. This team is picking a quarterback in the top-five of the 2018 NFL Draft.
This is a 5-11 team at best and the win-loss ceiling for a top-five pick in the draft is between four and five wins. With Bortles out after this year and Allen obviously not the long-term answer, Coughlin goes all-in on the last year of his deal.
3. Jacksonville will host a playoff game in 2019.
The Jaguars are an Alex Smith quarterback away from winning the AFC South and if the team goes high for a quarterback in 2018, I think they’ll progress to a division title in 2019.
4. Tom Coughlin is still around in 2020.
If you host a playoff game in Jacksonville, you’re getting a contract extension.
5. Leonard Fournette signs his second contract to stay past 2021.
Let me be clear — I think Fournette is a fine player. I just don’t think he’s worth the No. 4 overall pick, not when the Jaguars offensive line is as weak as it is. But after several years of rebuilding this team (and line) Fournette will be of incredible value here in Jacksonville.
Which prediction has the best chance of coming true?
This poll is closed
Brandon Allen starts games in 2017
Picking a QB top-five in 2018
Jaguars host a playoff game in 2019
Tom Coughlin is still around in 2020
Leonard Fournette is here in 2021