The Jacksonville Jaguars did not have a good year on offense. They were in the bottom half of the league when it came to yards per game, third down conversions, yards per pass attempt, and were one of only 10 teams to average fewer than 20 points a game.
(The Miami Dolphins scored more points than us last year. Sheesh.)
Much of that can be attributed to the fact that the centerpiece of the offense was a volume running back and that outside of him the team has few playmakers. It was a sixth round rookie quarterback throwing to one quality wide receiver and a bunch of backups and practice squad call-ups.
But the offensive line, which has seen heavy investment in recent years, was poor — especially in the first half of the season. While not always because of offensive line play, the sacks allowed per game (2.6) and sack percentage (6.6%) were poor, especially when you consider this a team built on the run.
And Pro Football Focus took note, ranking the team’s offensive line as 26th in the NFL.
26. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
After returning from an injury-shortened second season, left tackle Cam Robinson showed more of the form that we saw from him as a rookie when he posted one of the worst pressure rates allowed in the NFL (9.0%). This season, Robinson allowed 45 pressures at left tackle in 552 pass-blocking snaps for a slightly improved — yet, still concerning — rate of 8.2%. As this ranking would suggest, Robinson wasn’t the only player along the line who struggled. Outside of Brandon Linder, there wasn’t a whole lot to get excited about for Jacksonville up front.
I can’t really argue with the ranking. I’m disappointed with where this team is at offensive line. You’d think that two of the highest paid interior offensive linemen in the league, and three Day 2 picks would produce better. But they didn’t and here we are, needing to plug several holes for 2020.
What do you think of the ranking? Is 26th in the NFL fair, or should it be a little higher? Let us know in the comments below!