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28 days until kickoff: We have to talk about Fred Taylor, y’all

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With just 28 days until kickoff, we’re obviously going to talk about the greatest running back in Jacksonville Jaguars history, and probably the best who will ever wear No. 28 — Fred Taylor.

The all-time leading rusher in franchise history

Prior to the 1998 NFL Draft, the Jaguars traded promising backup quarterback Rob Johnson to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the Bills' first and fourth round picks. That first round pick was the No. 9 overall selection and allowed head coach Tom Coughlin to select the elite running back he’d craved for the past three seasons.

Over the next 11 seasons, he would compile 13,632 total yards, 70 touchdowns, average 4.6 yards per carry, become the all-time leading rusher in franchise history, and put together a human highlight reel it seemed every week.

He’s a super humble, generous guy who should receive Hall of Fame recognition in the years to come and he was as complete a running back as this Jaguars franchise will ever have.

We love you, Freddie.