The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t been a balanced offense for a long, long time. Blake Bortles has been passing an inordinate amount of times (far exceeding league standards) and this team’s stable of running backs has been subpar at best.
And even with the No. 4 overall pick in the backfield, numberFire still doesn’t buy that the Jaguars’ problems are fixed.
Here are numberFire’s projections for the Jaguars offense in 2017:
Besides Allen Robinson (kind of) this would be an awful way for the 2017 season to play out. Your bell-cow back is averaging 4.3 yards per carry, but only manages between six and seven touchdowns and doesn’t even sniff a 1,000 yard season?
That’s not the offensive philosophy that new head coach Doug Marrone is trying to build here. And that 3,731-25-16 stat line with a 57.6% completion percentage is a regression for Bortles, who posted 3,905 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions with a 58.9% completion percentage last year.
So, Bortles gets worse, Fournette can’t get a 1,000-yard season, and Allen Robinson is the only receiver with more than 600 yards?