Hurts returns from injury, leads Eagles to No. 1 seed in NFC
Jalen Hurts returned from a sprained right shoulder and threw for 229 yards under a conservative game plan in his first game in three weeks and the Philadelphia Eagles finally clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a 22-16 win over the New York Giants on Sunday night.
Ticked-off Mosley says Jets not being respected by opponents
C.J. Mosley felt the disrespect when the Philadelphia Eagles didn't shake hands at midfield during the pregame coin toss. The New York Jets linebacker saw it when he said Fletcher Cox laughed at Robert Saleh as the coach argued with officials about a call. “At the end of the day, it's all about respect,” Mosley said after a 33-18 loss Sunday.news.yahoo.com
Preseason questions for Jaguars: Secondary, running backs and Minshew’s future
We continue our weeklong look at the biggest questions facing the Jaguars as the 2021 season approaches. This week, how the secondary looks to improve with a handful of new faces, how James Robinson and Travis Etienne will be used together and what the future holds for Gardner Minshew.
Jaguars sign QB Beathard, setting up potential Minshew trade
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, giving them an experienced backup if they trade Gardner Minshew. Beathard signed a two-year contract with Jacksonville on Wednesday, giving the Jaguars an experienced backup if they trade Gardner Minshew. He started 12 games over four years in San Francisco, throwing for 3,469 yards, with 18 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions. That also makes him a potential trade option, especially with the Jaguars looking to rebuild under Meyer and new general manager Trent Baalke.
Urban Meyer says Jaguars not dealing Gardner Minshew ‘at this point’
Gardner Minshew of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks to pass against the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field on December 13, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Don’t count Gardner Minshew out of the Jaguars plans just yet. Coach Urban Meyer said on Friday that the team hasn’t settled on anything involving the quarterback room right now. Meyer said that he loves that Minshew is a “competitive maniac,” and has enjoyed getting to know the third-year player. At this point, I know Gardner [Minshew II] a little bit.
Will Jaguars trade Gardner Minshew?
Gardner Minshew II meets with fans after defeating the Indianapolis Colts in the regular season finale in 2019. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With Trevor Lawrence expected to be the Jaguars’ first pick in the draft, will the team trade Gardner Minshew? One QB to monitor: The #Jaguars have received a few calls from teams inquiring about QB Gardner Minshew, source said. The Jaguars invested a sixth-round pick in Minshew, but he has certainly shown that his worth more than that. In two seasons with the Jaguars, Minshew has thrown 37 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while starting 20 gamers, including eight this past year.
Jaguars fire Marrone; owner Khan plans to be more involved
Now, after nine NFL seasons and little success on the field, the Jacksonville Jaguars owner is taking a more hands-on approach to fixing the franchise's most glaring problems. Khan is handling the search for his next coach and general manager mostly alone, with some help from Jaguars President Mark Lamping. “This time around, I think I have a much better sense myself,” Khan said Monday after firing coach Doug Marrone. “What's evaded the history of the Jags really has been a franchise quarterback,” Khan said. Khan kept Marrone in place after firing general manager Dave Caldwell in late November, but ultimately decided on a clean sweep.
Colts focused on playoffs as Jags look to future in Week 17
(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)INDIANAPOLIS – Colts coach Frank Reich made one thing perfectly clear this week. The Browns, Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens are all 10-5, like the Colts, but are ahead of Indy based on tiebreakers. Will Holden, who replaced Castonzo last week, has been ruled out this week with a knee injury. DEFENSIVE DEMISEThe Colts appear to be a virtual lock to score 24 points for the eighth consecutive week. The only time it held an opponent to fewer than 24 points this season was the Week 1 win over Indy.
Jags limp into finale with QB Glennon, without RB Robinson
(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The worst (and potentially best) season in Jacksonville’s relatively brief history is coming to a close. The Jaguars (1-14) already set a team record for consecutive losses (14) and an NFL record for consecutive games allowing at least 24 points (also 14). Coach Doug Marrone and his staff could be next, possibly within hours of the season finale. Marrone said Wednesday that quarterback Mike Glennon will start the finale instead of Gardner Minshew. I don’t try to look too far (ahead) and I don’t try to look too back in the past.
Jaguars set sights on Lawrence after years of failure at QB
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up before an NCAA College football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have botched the quarterback position repeatedly over the past two decades. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL draft Sunday, gaining a stronghold on Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence the same day they set a team record for futility. The only thing standing in the way of the small-market team drafting Lawrence is the junior’s decision to turn pro. —Signing Nick Foles: The Jaguars gave Foles a four-year, $88 million deal in 2019 free agency that included $50.125 million guaranteed.
Jags starting Mike Glennon vs Bears, sitting James Robinson
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 13: Mike Glennon #2 of the Jacksonville Jaguars makes a pass against the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field on December 13, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)Mike Glennon will make his fourth start of the season when the skidding Jacksonville Jaguars host playoff-hopeful Chicago on Sunday. Mike Glennon will make his fourth start of the season when the skidding Jacksonville Jaguars host playoff-hopeful Chicago on Sunday. ``There’s not a whole lot of guys left that I played with, but there’s a handful,`` Glennon said this week. ``I think anytime you’re going against your former team, there’s always some added excitement.
Casting call: Skidding Jaguars holding QB, GM auditions
(Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)The Jacksonville Jaguars are holding all sorts of auditions during Christmas week. Khan fired Dave Caldwell late last month and made former San Francisco executive Trent Baalke the interim GM. Smith, who spent a dozen seasons as Texans GM, already met with Atlanta and is expected to also interview with Detroit. Jacksonville (1-13), which has lost a franchise-record-tying 13 consecutive games, has arguably the most attractive GM opening in the league. Caldwell and Marrone took a chance on Minshew this season, but the 2019 sixth-round draft pick showed more flaws than flashes.
Mayor Lenny Curry: Jets’ win could be defining moment for woeful Jaguars
Head coach Doug Marrone of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on prior to their game against the Cleveland Browns at TIAA Bank Field on Nov. 29, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. “THE New York freaking Jets delivered an early Christmas present to Jacksonville today,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry posted on Twitter before vowing to light a victory cigar. “Seriously, this Jets win could be a defining moment for our ball club. STOCK UPRookie K’Lavon Chaisson, the 20th overall draft pick in 2020, is showing signs of promise. KEY NUMBER2 — number of games Jacksonville needs to lose to lock up the No.
Mark Brunell: Jaguars’ loss to Ravens was their worst performance of a miserable season
In a season of misery, I can say that that performance against Baltimore was the worst of them all. I think we all just witnessed the worst loss in a season filled with losses. If you look solely at his numbers (22 of 29 passing, 226 yards, two touchdowns), they look good. While the Jaguars weren’t winning games, they were at least competitive mostly deep into the second half. The Jaguars might get a touchdown or two, but they’re not winning games with this current offensive lineup.
Jackson leads surging Ravens to 40-14 rout of Jaguars
Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins runs with the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Baltimore. Instead, Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens enjoyed a feel-good, confidence-building blowout that boosted their chances of reaching the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Jackson threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Baltimore built a 26-point halftime lead against helpless Jacksonville in a 40-14 victory Sunday. The Ravens (9-5) have won three straight following a three-game skid and remained in the hunt to secure one of three AFC wild-card spots. The highlight of the fourth quarter was a 22-yard first-down run by Baltimore offensive lineman Tyre Phillips with a Jackson fumble.
Soaring Ravens can’t afford letdown against lowly Jaguars
The Ravens would love to savor the memory of Lamar Jackson coming off the bench to throw a pivotal fourth-down touchdown pass before setting up Justin Tucker for a 55-yard winning field goal. So if the Ravens experience a letdown Sunday against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars (1-12), then Jackson's heroics in that epic 47-42 win over the Browns could turn out to be meaningless. “These are professional players, and they understand that to make the last win matter, you have to win the next one," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “I don’t know if it’s hitting their stride or just really executing on a real high level, both in the run game and in the pass game," coach Doug Marrone said of Baltimore. Rookie Jake Luton started three games while Minshew was out with a thumb injury and Mike Glennon started the following three games.
Jaguars making another change at QB, go back to Gardner Minshew
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Doug Marrone is going back to Gardner Minshew. The Jaguars coach said on Monday that he was making another change at quarterback, going back to Minshew over veteran Mike Glennon. The Jaguars (1-12) travel to Baltimore on Sunday mired in a 12-game losing streak. Minshew finished 18 of 31 for 178 yards and a touchdown, although looked shaky in the pocket. Minshew was found to have fractures in his thumb during the bye week and Marrone stuck with Glennon even when Minshew was healthy enough to return.
Mark Brunell: Where was the effort against the Titans?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – I don’t think anyone expected the Jaguars to win on Sunday against the Titans. I know Doug Marrone didn’t announce his decision after the game, but I can’t imagine going back to Glennon at this point. In all likelihood, it’s going to be Minshew starting these next three games and the teams seeing what he can do. You’re not going to see any of those players, Glennon, Jake Luton or Minshew, here long term. The Jaguars have three games left to change that direction, where it’s not the worst season we’ve ever had.
Four takeaways: Jaguars have no answers for Henry, no clear-cut option at QB
The Jaguars are now 1-12 on the season and are one loss away from matching the longest losing skid in franchise history, and three losses away from the worst season in Jaguars history. The Jaguars had no answer for Derrick Henry, againThe Jaguars entered the game ranked 30th out of 32 teams in the NFL in run defense. Henry averaged 88.7 rushing yards per game against the Jaguars in his career before Sunday. With three games to go, Robinson ranks 13th in Jaguars’ history with 1,035 rushing yards. He needs 289 yards in the final three games to finish in the top five in single-season rushing yards in Jaguars’ history.