The Jacksonville Jaguars have been more of a joke than anything else in the NFL over the past couple of seasons and rightfully so. The organization and team as a whole had been a comedy of errors coming into the 2015 NFL season, but they actually looked to have turned a corner—even if only slightly—this year. Sure, a 5-11 record isn’t anything to get overly excited about, but there’s hope from this Jaguars team.
For one, the offense in Jacksonville finally looks like it belongs in the NFL. While Blake Bortles proved that he’s still susceptible to make incredibly questionable decisions throwing the football and while the offensive line could still use some major improvements going forward, there pieces are there to start building an competent offense that this franchise can have success with.
It’s undoubtedly odd to say give a 5-11 team an average grade, but the Jaguars are a bit of a special case because of where they came from. They were a notably improved football team this season and, as they hopefully make more improvements this offseason, there is hope that they can actually fully escape being the league’s punch line after how they performed in 2015.
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