The 2022-23 season is over for the Jacksonville Jaguars after being eliminated by the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Round. Still, the Jaguars have to be proud of their rise in Doug Pederson’s first season as head coach, taking the team from a last-place AFC South finish to division champions. Now the Jaguars will look to build upon a strong year as they head into the offseason.
Credit general manager Trent Baalke for not being afraid to spend big bucks in free agency over the offseason, but questions still persist over how wisely the money was spent. Either way, this team should be much improved with Doug Pederson leading the way.
Trevor Lawrence now has a more complete cast of pass-catchers and getting to see Travis Etienne for the first time could provide a spark to this offense as well. We’re still not convinced the offensive line will hold up, but we’ll be happy to be proven wrong.
There’s also now true excitement about this defensive front seven. With No. 1 overall pick Travon Walker joining Josh Allen, the entire defense should take a major step forward. Still, I wouldn’t expect the Jaguars to compete for a playoff spot this season, but improving their three-win season is a virtual guarantee.