The Jaguars are one of the most well decorated teams by the NFL Committee of 101 this season. Defensive end Calais Campbell received the NFL 101 award for AFC Defensive Player of the Year, while his head coach Doug Marrone was named the AFC Coach of the Year. This marks the first time any Jaguars player has been honored by the Committee of 101, whose selection committee includes many of the most revered names in NFL media.
Calais Campbell recorded a career high and franchise single season record 14.5 sacks in 2017. His impact on the Jaguars cannot be overstated. He was THE leader of the Jaguars defense and set the tone for the Jaguars from the first day he stepped foot in the building. Campbell led a Jaguars pass rush that finished second in the NFL in sacks.
Doug Marrone led the Jaguars to a 10-6 record in 2017, a seven game improvement from 2016. In his first year as the Jaguars head coach the defense led the league in most statistical categories while the offense finished in the top ten. His goal with the team was to instill a culture of hard work and maximum effort. The strings he pulled throughout the season almost always worked in the favor of the Jaguars.
Throughout this season there has been far more national attention on the Jaguars then there has been in over a decade.
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