The Jacksonville Jaguars are a major sleeper team but it all depends on the shoulders of the garbage time master, Blake Bortles. Bortles is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie deal and the Jags could move on after this season. Bortles numbers look great on paper, 8,333 yards and 58 touchdowns over the past two seasons, but only eight wins in that time frame. They’ve spent big money on defensive players in free agency last year and this off-season but there needs to be proof. Last year they signed top free agent Malik Jackson and this year Calias Campbell, AJ Bouye, and Barry Church joined the Jags.
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Their biggest off-season moves however involve removing Gus Bradley and hiring Doug Marrone and Tom Coughlin. Tom Coughlin brought the Jaguars up from nothing to relevance once before. In 1996 they made the AFC conference championship while only being in the league for one season prior. Coughlin’s no-nonsense style is going to be passed down to Marrone and this team should turn around. However right now they are led by Blake Bortles and an expensive defense under a new regime. They have to prove it on the field before they can rise back to relevancy or else they may need to find another quarterback next season.