The very best gamers within the NFL have been named to the NFL Community’s Prime 100. Sadly, no Jacksonville Jaguars have been on that record.
I do know this isn’t going to take a seat nicely with Jacksonville Jaguars followers, however selling this group on a nationwide scale is a tough sale. So when phrase received out that no gamers on the roster made NFL Community’s Prime 100, it didn’t shock me.
Do I imagine there are gamers who’ve a proper to be upset? Sure, just a few might make an argument they should be listed amongst one of the best within the NFL. However a group with a dropping file, with a revamped roster and a myriad of questions surrounding them face an uphill battle simply to be acknowledged as a spoiler within the AFC South.
That is one other case of a subjective record of gamers who’re interchangeable and are subjective based mostly on who’s making this record and checking it twice.
Typically, it seems this group doesn’t exist within the NFL except there may be some controversy connected to its identify. There are 1,696 gamers on lively rosters within the league every week. Narrowing that right down to the highest 100 if arduous to do and preserve everybody glad. This isn’t Main League Baseball and every group should be represented on the All-Star recreation.
Each edge rusher Josh Allen and extensive receiver DJ Chark made Pete Prisco’s high 100 gamers record for CBS Sports activities over the summer season. Allen was the group’s first-round draft choose in 2019, had 10.5 sacks and proved he could possibly be a cornerstone participant to construct round with Todd Wash’s defensive scheme.
Chark took a significant leap ahead in 12 months 2 of his NFL profession. He caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns. The tall and rangy extensive receiver figures to get extra targets this season and the connection between him and quarterback Gardner Minshew ought to proceed to develop.
I’d have given the nod to Allen as he’s a rising star with an opportunity to be even higher in 2020. Chark could present extra enchancment this season, but in addition will not be as important because it was in 2019.
If the Jaguars had adopted up their 2017 run with a strong efficiency for the season in 2018, it might have been a springboard for an inventory like this. Identical to with the Professional Bowl, gamers have a tendency to stay round based mostly on identify recognition. It additionally could have modified how the group approached free company and the NFL Draft lately.
There could not have been a Minshew to speak about. Blake Bortles should be underneath middle.
For now, gamers who’re anticipated to make an influence this coming season – Allen, Chark, Minshew, Joe Schobert, Tyler Eifert and even Myles Jack – all of them should make that occur. The weaker positions on the group – offensive line, secondary – should show to be higher than anticipated. If that occurs, then profitable could turn into a ordinary factor.
Then gamers get acknowledged. The Jacksonville Jaguars could not win many video games this season, however the gamers on this group can present sufficient promise to show heads. After which, a subjective record like this may occasionally look totally different in a 12 months.
It should begin with the development of this roster. It should finish with the Jacksonville Jaguars making a press release in 2020.