This morning, news was confirmed that the Jacksonville Jaguars will open the 2021 season on the road against the Houston Texans and the game will be broadcast on CBS. Now, news has also leaked about Jacksonville’s second opponent.
The Jaguars’ home opener, and rookie quarterback Trevor Lawerence’s home debut, will come against the Denver Broncos in Week 2 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post (and formerly of the Florida Times-Union).
The Jaguars are 6-5 all-time against the Broncos (1-1 in the playoffs). Jacksonville most recently played Denver on Sept. 29, 2019, when Gardner Minshew II (213 passing yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions) and Leonard Fournette (225 rushing yards) helped lead the team to a 26-24 victory at Empower Field at Mile High stadium.
Before the 2019 game, the Jaguars had lost two games in a row to Broncos (2016 and 2013), but had won the three previous meetings prior to those contests (2010, 2008 and 2007). Jacksonville is 3-2 all-time in the series as the home team.
The full 2021 schedule for the Jaguars will be released at 8 p.m. tonight.