With just 65 days until kickoff and me almost forgetting to write this for Ryan, let’s talk about one of my favorite forgotten Jacksonville Jaguars players — Chris Naeole!
Some of you millennials may not remember what it was like when the Jaguars weren’t bad and actually good, but I promise you that someone named Chris Naeole played for the team and wore the number 65. He was one of the big offensive lineman that helped pave the way for Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew when they were in their hay-day.
Naeole was originally drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft, but joined the Jaguars in free agency prior to the start of the 2002 season. He spent eight seasons with the Jaguars as the starting right guard, and while he never made a Pro Bowl, he was one of the best offensive lineman to ever play for the Jaguars.
Currently Naeole is the offensive line coach for Hawaii, a position he’s held since 2013. He also had a short stint as the team’s interim head coach, but moved back to coaching the offensive line.