Jacksonville Jaguars Depth Chart
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- Head Coach
- Doug Marrone
- Offensive Coordinator
- John DeFilippo
- Defensive Coordinator
- Todd Wash
- Special Teams Coach
- Joe DeCamillis
- Defensive Scheme
Jacksonville Jaguars Roster
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell seems confident that the team will re-sign defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. Jacksonville wants Ngakoue back, and Caldwell said something "should be done hopefully relatively easily." He'd become one of the top pass rushers available if he hits the open market after logging 37.5 sacks, 85 quarterback hits and 42 tackles for loss in 63 games since being a third-round pick in 2016. Retaining Ngakoue is the top priority for the Jaguars this offseason as they look to build their defense back up around the ferocious pass rusher.
The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to hire former Redskins head coach Jay Gruden as their next offensive coordinator, according to sources. A deal isn't officially done, but the Jaguars are very close to adding Gruden in the role. The biggest question for Jacksonville's offense heading into the 2020 season will be who is the starter under center, Nick Foles or Gardner Minshew. Leonard Fournette can be an effective bell-cow back in the backfield if he can stay healthy, while the Jags have a nice three-receiver mix in place of D.J. Chark, Dede Westbrook and Chris Conley. The Jaguars finished 2019 with 341.8 yards per game, 235 passing yards per game, 106.8 rushing yards per game and only 18.8 points per game. Gruden's addition is good news for this very mediocre offense across the board.
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone will return for the 2020 season, according to sources. This comes as a big surprise, as the Jaguars were reportedly ready to fire Marrone after the Week 17 season finale. Instead, he'll get one more season to turn things around. Marrone led the Jags to a 10-6 record and an AFC Championship appearance in 2017, but the team has since gone 11-21 in two years since, and their suffocating defenses from 2017 has all but disappeared, especially after they traded shutdown cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Rams in 2019. Nick Foles was a big free-agent bust, but Jacksonville's offense is set up nicely with Leonard Fournette and receivers D.J. Chark, Dede Westbrook and Chris Conley.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook (neck, shoulder) and quarterback Gardner Minshew (shoulder) are both active for Week 17 against the Colts. Running back Leonard Fournette (neck) and cornerback A.J. Bouye (wrist) have been officially ruled out. Westbrook's fantasy upside is limited with both D.J. Chark and Chris Conley commanding targets in this run-first offense, but perhaps Jacksonville will air it out more with Fournette sidelined in this meaningless Week 17 game. Westbrook is a low-upside WR4/flex, while Minshew is a midrange QB2 in an offense that has struggled in the second half of the season. Fournette finishes with another 1,000-yard season, but he found the end zone just three total times.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew ended his rookie campaign on a high note, going 27-for-39 for 295 yards with three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's win over the Indianapolis Colts. He also added seven rushing yards. Minshew will likely enter 2020 as Jacksonville's starting quarterback and will have a chance to establish himself as the team's long-term starter, though his 2019 season suggested that Minshew's ceiling is limited. He'll likely have an ADP around QB20 when next season arrives.