The Jacksonville Jaguars have overhauled their roster, coaching staff, and front office in 2017. Tom Coughlin is the new boss, Doug Marrone is the new head coach, and there are at least a handful of new starters on offense and defense.
A new offensive identity that will feature Leonard Fournette and a defense lead by Calais Campbell and a host of other impact players, yet Pro Football Focus isn't buying the hype:
14. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)
This is the same picture that is painted by most media. The Jaguars are vastly improved in every facet of the game -- Expect for the most important one: Quarterback.
Bortles will be a major question mark until he isn't. Until Bortles put together multiple solid games in a row Jaguars fans and media alike will be skeptical of the Jaguars fourth year QB.
This is Bortles' defining year. Whether or not it will work out for the Jaguars remains to be seen, but to rank the Jaguars the third worst in their conference might be a little bit far fetched with such a talented roster. There are several teams in front of the Jaguars on this list that could easily end up with a worse record than the Jags. The AFC South is wide open yet the Titans, Colts, and Texans are all ranked in front of the Jaguars. The Ravens and Bills are both questionable as well in 2017 and are rated higher than the Jaguars.
Time will tell whether or not Blake Bortles will reign in the turnovers, but the Jaguars will certainly be handicapped by the media until Bortles shows that he can take care of the ball.
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