The Jacksonville Jaguars will start Mike Glennon again on Sunday at quarterback. Most Jaguars fans will agree that he played well enough to lead the team to victory. Also, most Jaguars fans will agree it’s better to lose, to keep their slot in the upcoming NFL Draft of 2021.
Let’s look at the current state of the Jaguars organization. The first thing that needs to change is the cultural mindset of the entire organization. It seems like there is division among the leadership within the front office personnel.
Shad Khan fired GM Dave Caldwell after the game last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. There is a very good chance that Doug Marrone and his staff gets let go after the season ends. The new GM will get to hire the new head coach.
Is it possible that, within the organizational staff, there are divisions concerning the direction the Jaguars should pursue? One group may push to stay traditional and another group wants a new young analytics-led offensive mind as the head coach?
Tony Khan leads the Jacksonville analytics department. Perhaps the Jaguars have decided to give the football version of “Moneyball” a chance. Remember, the roster is very young and inexpensive via the salary cap.
Don’t be surprised to see the Jaguars become more particular with their free-agent signings from now on. The salary cap woes are becoming a thing of the past. Let’s hope they learned from their past mistakes.
Suppose Glennon plays better each game. Would it be risky to load up on linemen in the draft to protect him? Could it be possible that Glennon is Jim Plunkett 2.0?
Plunkett won the Heisman Trophy in 1970. He bounced around the league until he found a home in Oakland. He led them to a Super Bowl victory.
The very thought of drafting a quarterback with their first selection in round one might be risky. If he has no protection, he will not be any better than the long list of Jacksonville quarterbacks since 2000. This rebuild will take some time.
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