Jacksonville’s not a playoff favorite

Posted: May 2, 2016 in Football, NFL

That’s great they drafted Jalen Ramsey and Myles Jack.

That’s great they acquired Kelvin Beachum, Malik Jackson, and Tashaun Gipson in free agency.

That’s great that 2015 1st round pick Dante Fowler Jr. is coming back from injury.

Lots of teams have young quarterbacks, draft exciting players, sign free agents, and have players coming off of injury.

Houston and Indianapolis will still be the clubs at the top of the AFC South.

Young gun Brock Osweiler will have an actual offense to work with with Will Fuller and Braxton Miller joining an offense that already has DeAndre Hopkins and big-bodied Jaelen Strong.

Most importantly, Houston’s offensive line should be strong in 2016 with rookie Nick Martin and a budding Xavier Su’a-Filo at guard. Speedy running back Lamar Miller should find opportunities to show off his talent behind a revitalized offensive line.

Houston’s third (overall) ranked defense has not changed significantly from last season.

Indianapolis invested two draft picks into starting caliber offensive linemen in hopes of reversing the woes their offense faced in 2015. Clemson safety T.J. Green and FA inside linebacker Nate Irving (Denver) will look to combat the deep ball that is becoming a real threat in the AFC South.

Jacksonville will improve from their 2015 season, and it’s understandable that people are excited about what Bortles does with that receiving corps but QBs with pretty numbers aren’t as impressive any more.  

Jacksonville will be, at best, tied for second place in the AFC South for the coming 2016 season.

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