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Happy Thursday, everyone! Here’s all the Jacksonville Jaguars news that’s fit to print... or find from around the Internet.
We’ve got Brett Favre being wrong (again), Deshaun Watson, Leonard Fournette’s transition away from the team, and more.
Brett Favre is embarrassingly wrong about Trevor Lawrence
In an interview with TMZ, Favre was asked about Lawrence, and he actually said the Jaguars should not take a quarterback at all. Instead, Favre stated the Heisman Trophy winner should be the top pick to the Jaguars:
“I would take (Alabama receiver) DeVonta Smith… The last two games I’ve watched this guy play, I mean, I’m blown away with how good — knowing that teams know that he’s going to get the ball — and he dominates. I think you go with a guy like that.”
4 reasons a Deshaun Watson trade wouldn’t work
The biggest storyline of the 2021 NFL offseason will be the fate of Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has made it known he doesn’t want to take another snap for the organization that drafted him.
Amongst the teams who’ve come up for Watson’s services are the Jaguars due to the assets they have. Throughout their history, they’ve never had a quarterback close to Watson’s talent level and currently have one of the worst signal-caller situations in the NFL.
Buccaneers running backs coach talks Leonard Fournette’s transition from Jaguars
Compared to his first three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Leonard Fournette‘s 2020 campaign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been quite a different experience.
After being a workhorse back with the Jaguars, Fournette has been just part of the Buccaneers running back rotation this season alongside Ronald Jones, Ke’Shawn Vaughn and LeSean McCoy. Fournette has said it’s been a “humbling” experience for him this year after being let go by the Jaguars at the end of August.
James Robinson looking forward to new look Jaguars
After one of the best seasons for an undrafted rookie ever, James Robinson is looking for bigger and better things in his second year in the NFL. But first, Robinson will wait to find out if he is the winner of the Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Year award. Robinson is one of five finalists for the award, which will be announced as part of the NFL Honors show on Saturday.
So far, there has not been an announcement of who the running backs coach will be, but with a new coaching staff taking over, Robinson said he is excited to get things going.
Tracking Urban Meyer’s hires so far, which assistants will join his staff?
New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer has already been on the job for over two weeks, using much of that time putting together his first NFL coaching staff.
The Jaguars have yet to make any official announcements on hirings related to Meyer’s coaching staff, but there have been numerous reports about the coaches who are slated to join Meyer in Jacksonville in 2021.
Zachary Orr becomes new linebackers coach for the Jaguars
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Zachary Orr will reportedly join the Jaguars as their new linebackers coach, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.
What is the most underrated need on offense for the Jaguars?
The Jaguars have a lot of holes to fill on both sides of the ball.
Quarterback is (obviously) the most urgent — this is a team that has gone the better part of two decades without a franchise quarterback, although David Garrard did fill the role well during the mid-2000’s. But since he’s retired it has been a revolving door of underwhelming play and embarrassing draft busts.
But we’re talking underrated and quarterback is seen as a need by... well... pretty much everyone. Trevor Lawrence has been the No. 1 overall pick for months and nothing about the Jaguars finishing with the top pick in the NFL Draft has changed that.