Jacksonville Jaguars training camp 2022 is here. We’ve got everything you need to know about the Jaguars training camp for the 2022 season.
No one knows what to expect from the Jaguars as they head into training camp this year. That’s part of what makes this time of year so exciting. What we do know, is things couldn’t get much worse than they were last season under Urban Meyer. No one’s anticipating a Super Bowl run this year. Everyone’s just hoping to see some growth from the many young talented players on this roster.
That’s exactly what training camp is for, giving everyone a glimpse of what’s to come.
Let’s dive into Sportsnaut’s Jacksonville Jaguars training camp preview, examining everything you need to know from location, schedule and storylines to follow.
Jacksonville Jaguars training camp schedule
The Jacksonville Jaguars reported to training camp on July 24.
Jacksonville Jaguars training camp location
For the first time in franchise history, the Jaguars will attend training camp at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, located in, you guessed it, Jacksonville. This is largely due to ongoing construction at TIAA Bank Field. But the Jaguars have held camp at a few different locations in their time. Here is the full history of where the Jaguars training camps have taken place in the franchise’s history, via Pro Football Reference.
- 2022 – Episcopal School of Jacksonville – Jacksonville, Florida
- 2018-2021 – Dream Finders Home Practice Complex – Jacksonville, Florida
- 1996-2017 – Florida Blue Health Wellness Practice Fields – Jacksonville, Florida
- 1995 – UW Stevens Point – Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Can you go to Jaguars training camp?
No, not this year. Due to the ongoing construction at their new Miller Electric Center, fans won’t be invited to take in Jaguars practices during their 2022 training camp.
Storylines for Jacksonville Jaguars training camp
Here are the top storylines and Jaguars position battles to follow in training camp this summer.
Watching Trevor Lawrence grow under Doug Pederson
Trevor Lawrence didn’t receive the coaching he needed as a rookie last year under the guidance of Urban Meyer and Darrell Bevell. Now that the Jags have cleaned house, going with Doug Pederson and Press Taylor, the primary focus figures to center on the growth of the face of the franchise. As it should.
Developing the No. 1 pick from the 2020 NFL Draft has to be the top objective during training camp. Finding the plays and scenarios that Lawrence can thrive from will be paramount to their success going forward. That all begins in camp.
Witnessing the speed of Travis Etienne
Unfortunately the Jaguars were robbed of a potential game-breaking talent when the 25th pick of last year’s draft went down with a Lisfranc injury during their second preseason game. It meant Lawrence wouldn’t have an explosive pass-catcher coming out of the backfield, leaving the top rushing gig to James Robinson.
Not that Robinson is a bad option, he’s a fine starting tailback, but even the best players need a breather here and there. Not to mention, Robinson’s currently recovering from a torn Achilles suffered in Week 16 last season.
Late in the year Lawrence had to tell his coach to put Robinson on the field due to being one of the team’s best players, but now there’s another option, depending on the game situation.
While Robinson was undrafted, and Etienne was a first-round pick, they can both form a dynamic duo, working off each other’s skillsets to help the Jags in 2022.
Developing an elite pass-rush unit
There was a lot of debate over what general manager Trent Baalke should do with the first overall pick in April. Obviously the choice was Travon Walker, but there was some thought to going with a franchise left tackle.
The Jaguars clearly prioritized building a ferocious pass-rushing unit and there’s reason to believe this group could become an elite cast. Josh Allen already played at a Pro Bowl level, but teams can eventually throw two or three blockers on him in an attempt to slow him down.
That’s where Walker can help. Also an athletic freak, if Walker’s the real deal, you won’t be able to block him one-on-one. This is exactly what the Jags are banking on. With both Allen and Walker rushing off the edge, the Jags have an incredibly bright future on defense once again, even if the 20th overall selection from 2020, K’Lavon Chaisson doesn’t pan out, the Jags should have a strong unit. But imagine if Chaisson does change gears heading into his third season? The Jags would easily have one of the best pass-rush groups in football.
Finding the best five offensive linemen
While the Jaguars ranked ninth in the NFL in sacks allowed, their offensive line will look a bit different this season. Gone is Andrew Norwell, replaced by All-Pro talent Brandon Scherff, which should be an upgrade. Aside from Scherff, this unit’s floor is pretty low.
Chances are Cam Robinson will be Lawrence’s blindside protector, and Tyler Shatley is the likely starting center, replacing the now-retired Brandon Linder, but third-round pick Luke Fortner could provide some competition. Ben Bartch looks like a starter at left guard, and Jawaan Taylor seems ready to reprise his role as the team’s starting right tackle, but even then, Walker Little won’t go down without a fight.
While there figures to be competition at a few spots, does this unit have enough to improve what was the worst offense a year ago? This group doesn’t have much elite talent, or many young players. They may be what they are at this point, but that’s what camp should help determine.