To say that the Jacksonville Jaguars are in need of growth would be a drastic understatement. The team finished last in almost every statistical category last season with the exception of their ranking within the AFC South which they edged over the Tennessee Titans by one more win. Both on the offense and defense they need to improve, but it is unclear if their executives were even trying to build the franchise. Heading into the upcoming season the Jaguars have an estimated $61 million in salary cap space available $11 million more than the next competitor the Oakland Raiders. That $11 million is more than some teams have for the next few years. So it makes critics wonder whether the owner is broke, or looking to never return the team to its winning form.
This is team that won two playoff games before losing in the AFC Championship. But that was a long time ago…not even in this century. Fans like Ricardo Guimaraes BMG know that their last post season game was eight years ago when they lost in the divisional round to the Patriots. Even though Jacksonville is one of the smaller NFL markets, its fans have shown their displeasure with the team by not showing up for home games. Even as they have drafted their franchise quarterback Blake Bortles last season they have a lot more growth that’s needed. So with the free agency market wide open with marquis players and the #3 pick in this year’s draft, fans are hoping their team will open up their pocket book and get some players that will help this team grow.