The Jacksonville Jaguars offense was almost good enough in 2017 to get to the Super Bowl. If not for a missed third down conversion (or two) in the AFC Championship game, another yard here or there — I can’t go down this road. My brain will turn to mush again.
Regardless, the offense hit a ceiling at times during the season because its quarterback hit a ceiling. Blake Bortles balled out in games against the Seattle Seahawks or Pittsburgh Steelers, but found ways to throw the game away against the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets.
But there were great performances last season despite the anchor under center.
Who was the best player on offense last season? The Big Cat Country team made their decisions below:
@AlfieBCC: Brandon Linder
@ryaneatscake: Brandon Linder
@zach_goodall: Keelan Cole
@marhsim: Leonard Fournette
@ryanobleness: Leonard Fournette
@J_Siettmann: Leonard Fournette
Leonard Fournette stole the headlines this past season and deservedly so — he’s the first 1,000-yard rusher for the Jaguars since 2011 (no, really) and was a big reason why the Jaguars had the most productive run game in the NFL.
And Keelan Cole was the leading receiver on a team that only signed him as an undrafted free agent a few months prior.
But the offensive line was the strongest unit last year for the Jaguars and Brandon Linder was the best player on that unit. According to Matt Harmon at NFL.com, they only gave up an average of 10 pressures per game (13th in the NFL) and gave running backs an average of 0.32 yards before defenders closed within one yard (also good for 13th in the NFL). Linder was the only offensive lineman to start and not give up a single sack and his run-blocking ability is second-to-none on this team.
What do you think? Who was the offensive player of the year this past season?
Who was the Jacksonville Jaguars’ MVP for the 2017 season?
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