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Today we’re talking about the future of the Jaguars in Jacksonville, Justin Fields slander, Jawaan Taylor’s regression, swapping first round picks with the New York Jets, more.
Neil from Queens, NY
Q: Following the Lot J situation from afar, how realistic is it that the Jaguars are playing in Jacksonville five years from now?
A: Five years? I’d say likely. Ten years? After the current lease deal expires? That’s the million dollar question. I’m inclined to say the Jaguars will relocate by the time my daughter graduates high school in 2031. But who knows? Maybe the team gets good before then. I don’t know if this Lot J thing would be as big of a problem as it currently is if the Jaguars were good.
Gabe from Chapel Hill, NC
Q: Vic doesn’t like Justin Fields at 2. Should we like Justin Fields at 2?
A: I love Vic but he was a big Christian Ponder guy too. We all have misses. I stanned for Gardner Minshew and Dwayne Haskins and look where that got me. All that said, Justin Fields has been very good this year and a lot more people than me think so.
Ed from Baltimore, MD
Q: Should we be concerned about Jawaan Taylor’s regression this season?
A: Yes, but I don’t think he’s going anywhere any time soon. We’re taking a rookie quarterback at the top of the first round this year. You don’t mess with your offensive line if they haven’t been bad when you’re drafting a top-tier quarterback. The offensive line, as a whole, has been okay — even good at times. I think he’ll have at least another year to prove himself.
Jason from Brooklyn, NY
Q: Somehow the Jets win a game while the Jaguars lose out, and the Jaguars are now in possession of the No. 1 pick. What would you need from the Jets to swap picks at the top of the first round?
A: Um, a signed contract under penalty of death they wouldn’t pick Trevor Lawrence. And even then...
Joel from Elgin, Scotland
Q: What’s the chances of Shad Khan going after Eric Bieniemy when Doug Marrone gets fired?
A: Hi, Joel. I want to treat your question with the respect it deserves but I need you first to know that the funniest thing I saw today came out of Scotland.
I just learned that Scotland names their entire snowplow fleet and the names are incredible pic.twitter.com/e6FBBtCbao— Jackie Sojico (@jackiesojico) December 11, 2020
Mr. Plow is on there. Bravo, Joel. Bravo.
Anyway, I think Eric Bieniemy is near the top of the list for Shad Khan and any potential general manager worth his salt. I’d love to have him come to Jacksonville, but I just don’t think we’re at a good enough place as a franchise to attract him. I think he’ll go elsewhere this offseason, sadly.
Tom from Rapid City, SD
Q: What are the chances that Derrick Henry has one of his big rushing days this week against the Jaguars? Also, could Robinson have a decent day against this Titans defense like he did in the first meeting?
A: Let me just say this — if you have either of Derrick Henry or James Robinson on your fantasy team headed into the playoffs you are the odds on favorite to win. I expect both to have around 150 total yards and at least one touchdown a piece by game’s end.
Keith from Jacksonville, FL
Q: Was Gregg Williams’ decision to blitz at the end of the Las Vegas Raiders game one of those moments that could change the future of the Jaguars franchise?
Daniel from London, England
Q: I know the U.S. doesn’t have a Royal Family but how about James Robinson for king?
A: He’s already a king, Daniel.
Thomas from Gainesville, FL
Q: What would it cost to trade up to No. 1 overall? Would it be worth it? Will the Jaguars try? Will the Jets even listen?
A: It would likely take our other first round pick and some combination of our second and third round picks. No, it would not be worth it. Justin Fields is also very good. Not as good as Trevor Lawrence, but good. The Jaguars won’t try it, not with a new general manager and so many holes on the roster. The Jets likely won’t listen.