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2019 Senior Bowl: Offensive prospects to watch for the Jaguars

Zach Goodall

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Nov 4, 2017; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver David Sills V (13) and West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier (7) celebrate after beating the Iowa State Cyclones at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The 2019 Senior Bowl starts this week – an annual showcase for the best senior NFL Draft prospects in front of NFL scouts, coaches, front office staffs, and media.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a strong history of drafting Senior Bowl talent under general manager Dave Caldwell, selecting prospects such as WR D.J. Chark, QB Tanner Lee, DE Dawuane Smoot, TE Ben Koyack, OL Brandon Linder, LB Telvin Smith, CB Aaron Colvin, RB Denard Robinson, CB Dwayne Gratz, and SS Johnathan Cyprien after scouting them in Mobile.

Considering the strength of this year’s Senior Bowl rosters, its hard to assume the Jaguars break that trend.

Let’s go position group by position group with players that Jaguars fans should keep their eyes on during the Senior Bowl and the week of practice, which starts on Tuesday, January 22nd, on NFL Network. Make sure to follow along with Locked On Jaguars during the Senior Bowl week as Chris Thornton and myself have received media credentials for the event.

(Hint: While Jaguars fans will inevitably have their eyes on the QBs, I’d be shocked if the team’s scouts aren’t eyeing an offensive lineman or two from this Senior Bowl. Read below to find out why.)

Quarterbacks

Will Grier, West Virginia, 6-2, 223 (South team)

The Jaguars are in need of a new franchise quarterback, after the Blake Bortles experiment faltered during the 2018 season. Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State, a redshirt sophomore, is arguably the best quarterback in this class, but Grier is in the argument for second best.

Grier has put up fantastic numbers during his time at West Virginia, after transferring from Florida a couple years back amidst a one year suspension from failing a performance-enhancing drugs test. Since transferring, Grier has recorded 7354 yards, 71 touchdowns and 20 interceptions with a 65.7 completion percentage in two seasons.

He’s much more scheme dependent than scheme universal in my not-so-expert opinion, but Grier has the potential to be an upper-level starter in the NFL if developed correctly. He will most likely be the highest-coveted QB of the group in Mobile, although Daniel Jones and Drew Lock will get a ton of attention as well. You can read my scotuing report (via Twitter thread) on Grier here.

Daniel Jones, Duke, 6-5, 220 (North)

An excellent West-Coast offense style of QB, Daniel Jones is a scheme-fit for the Jaguars and has a strong mental makeup in his game. He reads the field well, doesn’t make poor decisions and is accurate throwing the ball, can utilize his legs, and has a solid feel for pressure. You can read about his strengths and weaknesses here.

The biggest tests for the graduated redshirt-junior in Mobile will be to get more control of his vertical game, anticpate throwing lanes quickly against top competition, and most importantly test healthy – he played through his 2018 season with a broken collarbone. While that sure sounds gritty, teams may be frightened by the long-term effects of playing through that injury to his non-throwing shoulder.

However, considering his fit with the Jaguars and his connection to Eli Manning (hello, Tom Coughlin), Jones will be on the Jaguars radar.

Drew Lock, Missouri, 6-4, 225 (North)

Lock, who has started 46 straight games at Missouri, is one of the most experienced QBs in the Senior Bowl. However, after breaking down his film, he’s much more of a long-term project style of QB rather than an immediate starter at the NFL level.

The product of a spread-out system, Lock has flashy some statistics with 12193 career passing yards and 99 touchdowns, but a concerning 56.9% completion percentage and 39 interceptions. He has turnover and decision making issues that come with poor lower-body mechanics and relatively underdeveloped mental processing. However, he possesses incredible natural arm talent and mobility and is going to “wow” folks when throwing in shorts during practices.

Simply put: Lock isn’t the QB the Jaguars are, or at least should be, looking for. But he’s going to drop some dimes at the Senior Bowl that will have fans thinking otherwise.

Running backs

Karan Higdon, Michigan, 5-10, 202 (North)

A semifinalist for both the Doak Walker Award (best RB in college football) and Maxwell Award (best all-around) in 2018, Higdon heads into Mobile with little tread on his tires. The two-year starter and key backup in years prior has logged only 471 carries in 39 games – only 12 carries per game, and yet has recorded over 2600 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns. Despite little production in the passing game – 16 receptions for 177 yards in four seasons – he has flashed the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, Michigan just didn’t call passing plays his way often at all.

Higdon doesn’t have elite speed, but plays with power for his size, possesses solid vision along the offensive line to find rushing lanes, and has displayed great elusiveness and fair contact balance in order to provide a change-of-pace rushing style in a power offense.

Brad Kelly of The Draft Network wrote an excellent breakdown on Higdon that you can read here. The Michigan product will be a favorite of mine to replace T.J. Yeldon’s #2 RB role in the Jaguars offense.

Wes Hills, Slipper Rock, 6-2, 218 (South)

A small-school eligibility transfer who began his career at the University of Delaware put on a show at the NFLPA Collegeiate Bowl this past weekend, rushing for 78 yard and a touchdown on 10 carries. His mix of size, athleticism, and performance at the bowl game landed him a call-up to the Senior Bowl.

Dave Caldwell has a bit of a trend trend of drafting running backs with length, as Leonard Fournette (2017 first round pick) ranks in the 69th percentile in both height and arm length, and T.J. Yeldon (2015 second round pick) ranks 84th in height and 69th in arm length. Obviously, there’s more to scouting than measurables, but these attributes appear to be important to the Jaguars brass, and if Hills can continue to show out as a runner, as well as contribute as a pass-catcher and blocker, Hills could shoot up their draft board quickly. In his collegiate career, Hills rushed for 2755 yards on 346 carries (7.96 yards per carry) and 23 touchdowns, and added 17 receptions for 129 receiving yards as well.

Wide receivers

Keelan Doss, UC-Davis, 6-3, 206 (North)

Doss possesses excellent frame to be a contested catch and redzone target at the next level, and according to this Last Word on Sports draft profile on the FCS prospect, Doss has the body control and strong hands for teams to groom him into that type of role.

He may not be the sharpest route runner that the Jaguars look for in a possession-style role, but the team desperately needs a contested catch/boundary receiver that they’ve been missing since Allen Robinson left in free agency. Doss will face one of his biggest tests in his career against D-1 talent at the Senior Bowl, but if he can continue to win one-on-one matchups in Mobile, he could get his name included in what appears to be a very solid 2019 wide receiver class.

David Sills V, West Virginia, 6-4, 210 (South)

What may help Sills in his Senior Bowl outing is that he is paired with his college QB in Will Grier on the South team, but from my watching of his tape when scouting Grier, Sills is another big-bodied, contested catch receiver at the boundary with enough explosion to consistently win man-coverage matchups, and is solid jack-of-all-trades-but-master-of-none route runner.

The converted QB prospect has developed very well playing receiver at West Virginia, and if he can show out in the underneath and intermediate game in Mobile – I have no doubt he will win at the boundary and redzone – he will immediately put himself near the top of this WR class, and become a prospect the Jaguars should seriously consider drafting.

Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210 (South)

Deebo Samuel isn’t like the receivers listed above, as he possesses only modest frame at 6-0, 210, and isn’t too explosive vertically to win contested matchups or provide a favorable one-on-one redzone matchup. But, he’s as polished a route runner as you can get and sizable enough to play both inside and out.

He’s had some injury issues in the past, including a fractured fubula that derailed his 2017 season as well as a previous hamstring injury, but he rebounded nicely in 2018 with career highs in receptions (62), yards (882) and touchdowns (11). Plus, he has flashed the ability to return kicks and punts as well as run the ball, scoring six rushing touchdowns on 12 attempts in 2016.

If the Jaguars want to add another true possession, quick receiver to pair with Dede Westbrook is Marqise Lee can’t return to full strength, Deebo Samuel is their guy at the Senior Bowl. Just, it’d be hard to envision them adding yet another possession receiver with a bigger need at X-receiver.

Tight ends

Tommy Sweeney, Boston College, 6-5, 260 (North)

A favorite tight end prospect of mine when it comes to scheme fit this year, Sweeney provides very technical blocking experience from BC’s power-blocking run scheme. That’s an automatic box-check for the Jaguars.

Despite average-at-best athleticism, Sweeney is a solid route runner in space and possesses great hands as a receiver. When scouting OL Chris Lindstrom (see later), Sweeney popped off separating well on a corner route and making a big-time adjustment to a throw at the front corner of the endzone and hauling it in for six points.

Sweeney doesn’t provide the athleticism or high ceiling as a route runner to put himself at the top of this class with the dynamic, dual-threat athletes at tight end, but he’s a prospect who fits the mold of tight end the Jaguars like in their offense as both a blocker and a sure-handed receiver who can win in the middle of the field and in the endzone.

Foster Moreau, LSU, 6-6, 256 (South)

As stated abvove, you know how the Jaguars love them some blocking tight ends… will they look to draft an LSU for the third year in a row (and second Senior Bowl!) in this one?

Moreau is a limited athlete who is mainly used in short field passing situations. However, his large frame is intriguing to develop as a redzone threat. In the passing game, that’s the bread-n-butter of a Jaguars tight end, and let’s not forget his blocking ability. TDN’s report states he was used in different spots in the LSU offense as a blocker, so it’s safe to assume Moreau could flex between tight end and full back as a lead blocker in Jacksonville.

Offensive line

Chris Lindstrom, Boston College, 6-4, 310 (North)

A true power-scheme, mauling right guard who’s strength is down (run) blocking… there’s simply no way that Chris Lindstrom isn’t on the Jaguars draft board.

After the Senior Bowl, Lindstrom will have a scouting report published on Locked On Jaguars, but after two full games of watching Lindstrom’s film, I can confidently say Lindstrom should be the Jaguars second round pick so long as he’s still on the board. He has fluid, chopping feet that he utilizes to drive defenders in the run game, to pair with fair athleticism to mirror rushers in pass blocking.

Durability is going to be extremely important to the Jaguars when scouting offensive linemen after a 2018 season that saw two 4th stringers starting at the tackle positions by Week 17. So, here’s a stat: Lindstrom started 51 straight games along the Boston College offensive line dating back to his freshman season, mainly at right guard but also a little bit at right tackle.

Dalton Risner, Kansas State, 6-5, 308 (North)

Risner, who has started three straight seasons for Kansas State on the right side, offers versatility as a right tackle or right guard, while he has more experience with the former his length could move him inside.

I’ve watched only a modest amount of his film, and while I loved the power in his game it’s best to defer to the opinion of my friend Jon Ledyard of TDN, who did a full report on Risner recently. Ledyard notes Risner has elite mental processing and is a true mauler in the run game, with great mirroring inside as a pass protector but some footwork issues to clean up in one-on-one’s vs. speed rushers. However, his drive blocking and power to win matchups are “top notch”, and that type of ability is what Jacksonville could utilize in a replacement for either A.J. Cann at right guard should Risner move inside, or as the heir to Jermey Parnell at right tackle. Ledyard considers Risner to be a “top-60 lock” for the NFL Draft.

Michael Deiter, Wisconsin, 6-6, 310 (North)

More athletic rather than powerful makes Deiter a bit scheme-universal, but would likely fit better in a zone-blocking offense. However, his versatility is fantastic: He’s started and played well at left tackle (14), left guard (24), and center (16) during his 54 straight starts at Wisconsin.

The Jaguars could utilize such versatility for depth purposes alone, once again noting how injuries destroyed the team’s OL in 2018. But Deiter has great frame who has shown he can adapt to different positions along the OL relatively easily. If Jacksonville wants more athleticism at right guard and/or tackle, Deiter could be a sleeper pick for the squad.

Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin, 6-6, 315 (North)

Yet another North team offensive line prospect (as well as another from Wisconsin) to keep an eye on, and Chris Thornton’s personal favorite, Benzschawel is a true power-scheme right guard who isn’t overly flexible or athletic but plays with immense power.

He has room to grow in pass protection, much due to his lack of dynamic athletic ability, but he is worthy of consideration as a project-player who could spot start at guard and develop into a starter over time. He’d be a consolation prize if the Jaguars cannot land one of the three linemen listed above.

Dru Samia, Oklahoma, 6-5, 303 (South)

Hey, a South team offensive lineman!

While the South team has some decent OL prospects, they don’t compare to the North squad and not too many seem to fit what Jacksonville tends to look for in their offensive linemen. Samia is a bit underweight compared to their standard – he was listed at 297 lbs to start the 2018 season – but he too is a nasty blocker and has great technique when pass blocking. He mirrors extremely well and rarely will you see him lose one-on-one’s – even vs. power, which is surprising when you consider his weight. That’s pure strength combined with technique.

His weight will scare some teams away when you factor in his competition in the Big 12 for his down (run) blocking, and scouts will undoubtedly watch him specifically on run calls during scrimmages in Mobile. If he stands out there, he should be the South team OL-man the Jaguars keep an eye on.

Zach Goodall covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for the Locked On Jaguars podcast and website. Follow him on Twitter @zach_goodall.

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Jaguars vs. Texans: Five observations, red zone issues remain

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Nov 3, 2019; London, United Kingdom; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) throws under pressure from the Houston Texans defensive line men during an NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn--USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5) will be left with a lot to work on during their bye week. There was plenty to gather from the team’s 26-3 loss against the Houston Texans (6-3) in London.

1. Jaguars red-zone woes are still prevalent and have no fix in sight

In the red zone this season, the Jaguars have completed 34.5% (10/29) of their opportunities for touchdowns.  This ranks only better than the Cincinnati Bengals (33.33%) in the entire NFL.

While quarterback play is an issue in this area, the Jaguars have not made the most of their play-call opportunities either. The Jaguars entered the Houston Texans’ red zone only twice in 11 drives on Sunday.

During the two drives in the red zone, the Jaguars completed 0 passes and ran the ball one other time with Leonard Fournette for three yards. Simply not good enough.

Jaguars’ offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has spoken about the team’s ineffectiveness on red zone opportunities. “We moved the football well, but we need to do a better job in the red zone,” DeFilippo said on Thursday following the team’s week seven victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. “I need to do a better job of helping our guys get open. We need to do a better job executing and being more detailed and throwing the ball on time and all of those things. Again, all of that starts with me, and I will do a better job with that.”

Two weeks later and the team’s struggles have continued.

2. Gardner Minshew might take a backseat

Already discussed, the Jaguars might be in for a quarterback change coming out of their week 10 bye week. Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew struggled mightily in Sunday’s game, and head coach Doug Marrone will have a tough decision to make.

Although Minshew was playing with a sore right shoulder, he was able to practice in full all week leading up to their matchup at Wimbley. Regardless, the Jaguars will have to make a decision, and everything points to Nick Foles being the team’s starting quarterback against the Indianapolis Colts in week 11.

Now completely Minshew’s fault, his struggles in the red zone have been evident for the past several weeks. Foles — during the 2017 and 2018 seasons when he started for the Philidelphia Eagles — was efficient in the red zone, which could point to his maturity as a passer more than anything.

The Jaguars will want to see what they can get out of their veteran quarterback, and there is a reason to believe the Jaguars’ head coach is leaning in this direction. If Foles is not named the starting quarterback next Sunday, it is very likely the veteran will never start for this Jaguars team, at least not under the current staff.

3. Jaguars’ run-defense regressed

Without starting nickel corner D.J. Hayden and SAM linebacker Leon Jacobs, the Jaguars were forced to remain in their nickel package for much of the day. Rookie cornerback Breon Borders replaced Hayden in the starting lineup and while he was not the reason why the run defense suffered, not having a competent linebacker on the strong side of the ball impacted the team greatly.

Texans’ running back Carlos Hyde gashed the Jaguars’ defense 19 times for 160 yards during Sunday’s matchup. Part of the reason why the Jaguars were unable to stop the Texans’ running game late was the sheer amount of plays the Texans ran to begin the game.

In the first quarter, the Texans ran 20 total plays while the Jaguars offense was only able to produce nine total plays.

4. Jaguars cannot rely on penalties, but two changed the course of the game

While the Jaguars should not, and cannot rely on penalties, the team had two costly controversial calls in the third quarter of Sunday’s matchup.

With an opportunity to score, Minshew threw a beautiful back-shoulder pass to Jaguars’ receiver DJ Chark Jr. who was able to haul in the pass but was called for offensive pass interference. A few plays later the Jaguars would botch a field goal attempt and give the Texans the football at the 50-yard line.

Following the change of possession, Jaguars’ defensive end Calais Campbell was called for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Specifically, Campbell was called for lowering his head to initiate contact with a defenseless rusher. The Texans would net only a field goal on this drive, but it was a potential 10-point swing as Chark’s interference call was questionable, and Campbell did not even touch Watson on the play.

5. Keelan Cole shines in Dede Westbrook’s absence

Although the Jaguars clearly missed their 1B receiver in Dede Westbrook, rarely-utilized receiver Keelan Cole was able to step up to the plate and put on his best performance of the season, and possibly since 2017.

While it was not sensational, Cole hauled in five out of six of his targets for 80 yards on the day. The Jaguars could not get anything going down the field, however, Cole was able to get open on routine crossing routes.

In the coming weeks, look for Cole to have a bigger role in the Jaguars offense, especially with veteran receiver Chris Conley playing so up-and-down (2 receptions on 7 targets for 32 yards).

DeFilippo recently spoke about Cole and understands the third-year receiver may be frustrated with his snap count.

“I am proud of the way he stayed in it and even though he has not gotten the playing time,” DeFilippo said after the Jaguars victory over Bengals. “Everyone wants to play every snap. I’m sure he wants [more playing time]. He has done a great job staying in it.”

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Jaguars to make tough decision next week, Minshew Mania over for now

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Nov 3, 2019; London, United Kingdom; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) throws a pass in the first half against the Houston Texans during an NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5) were embarrassed early Sunday morning via a 26-3 loss to the rival Houston Texans (6-3). Minshew-Mania may be over for now, but it won’t be the last time the rookie sensation starts for the team.

To put it simply, rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew did not play well at all yesterday. Completing 27/47 (57%) of his passes for 309 yards, two interceptions, and two fumbles lost, Minshew looked lost during the second half of the game on Sunday.

Minshew has been everything the team could have hoped for — and much more — out of a sixth-round quarterback, but between what transpired yesterday, and a few of his past performances — against winning teams –, the Jaguars will likely see what they can get out of veteran quarterback Nick Foles.

For three quarters, Minshew looked okay. While there was plenty that went wrong, the rookie was able to make key throws, during key situations. One play, in particular, stands out. With a little over five minutes left in the second quarter, the Jaguars could not seem to get anything going before Minshew scrambles around and eventually finds a wide-open Ryquell Armstead in the middle of the field. Armstead would take the ball 31 yards and set the team up for their only points of the game.

Minshew’s ability to improvise has been his bread and butter this season, and although he was not able to work his magic often against the Texans, these were the types of plays that gave pause in the Minshew/Foles debate.

During the fourth quarter, the Jaguars and Minshew were forced to take more shots downfield in a sort of desperation move while trailing 19-3. Although playcalling can certainly be questioned, the decision making of the Jaguars’ rookie quarterback was equally perplexing. Throwing two interceptions and losing two fumbles, Minshew had no chance at making a little magic to lead the team to another come-from-behind victory.

Jaguars’ head coach Doug Marrone will be forced to make a decision on his quarterback, but not right now. After the game, Marrone indicated he will wait until the Sunday before the team returns from their week 10 bye week to talk to both quarterbacks.

“I think after those 48 hours are over, I’m going to step away a little bit, take a break because I don’t have to make a decision and have time,” Marrone said shortly after the game when asked about making the quarterback decision. “That’s what I’m going to talk to the quarterbacks about, and then I’ll tell them probably right before we come back on Sunday, we’ll be able to discuss where we’re going to go. That’s pretty much my plan.”

While Minshew did not have a great game yesterday, the decision will be made on more than just one game, Marrone said.

The Jaguars’ head coach is stuck with an incredibly tough decision. At 4-5, the team needs a spark. The Jaguars need to win down the stretch and having to rely on a rookie — still going through ups and downs — is exhausting. While Foles may not be “the answer”, he is the only other option at this moment, and the Jaguars absolutely believe in the veteran.

Although this may be the end of Minshew starting in Jacksonville this season, his achievements — 188/307 (61%) completions for 2,285 yards, 13 touchdowns, and four interceptions — should not go unnoticed. The team absolutely still believes in the rookie quarterback, and he has a golden opportunity — if not this season — next year to prove everyone wrong.

One of the best, most fun performances out of a Jaguars’ quarterback over the first half of the season ever, is nothing to get upset about. Minshew provided spectators with Minshew-Mania, Minshew-Magic, and any other Minshew-ism one can think of.

For now, it is very likely Foles will make his Jaguars’ debut once again after breaking his left clavicle during the opening game of the season. In 11 plays this season Foles completed five out of eight of his passes for 75 yards and a touchdown.

It may be over for now, but this is just the beginning, and having the problem of deciding between a former Superbowl MVP and a rookie sensation at quarterback is a good thing. Depending on how Foles plays — if he is to be named the starter next Sunday –, Minshew could get yet another opportunity as the Jaguars progress from their 4-5 record.

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Jaguars fail to seize opportunity in London, falling 26-3 to Houston Texans

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Nov 3, 2019; London, United Kingdom; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) rushes for a first down during the first half of the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans during an NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn--USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5) fell to Houston Texans (6-3) in a disappointing pre-bye week game in London, England. The Jaguars absolutely did not have home-field advantage on the day. 

The Jaguars took to their annual London voyage with a lot of optimism, however, all of that optimism was quickly quieted by the Houston Texans (6-3) as they were able to bottle up Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars, holding the team to just three points on the day.  The Texans would win 26-3 and kill any chances the Jaguars may have had at earning the division title in a few weeks.

To begin the game, the Jaguars opted to start out on defense with the Texans struggling early on in games this season. Holding the Texans to just three points to start the game, the Jaguars defense showed up big, especially as Jaguars’ cornerback A.J. Bouye shadowed Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins who finished with just eight receptions for 48 yards. The Jaguars seemed to find a groove early on during the first half of the game, but their inability to score in the red zone reared it’s head yet again.

In what is likely his last game starting for the Jaguars this season — at least for now — Jaguars’ rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew completed just 27 out of 47 of his passes for 309 yards and two interceptions. Minshew also fumbled the football two times near the end of the game, which would ultimately end it at Wembley stadium.

While the Jaguars defense played well early on, they stood no chance against Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson who completed 22 out of 28 of his passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns. Extremely elusive, Watson was able to escape from the Jaguars pass rushers all day long. The Texans effectively ended any chance of the Jaguars coming back after Watson completed a long throw to Hopkins for 21 yards to the Jaguars’ one-yard line. The Texans would score on a one-yard run by Duke Johnson putting the team up 19-3 late in the third quarter.

All four of Minshew’s turnovers would come in the fourth quarter as the Jaguars attempted to climb back in the game. Missing their second-most targetted wide receiver in Dede Westbrook, the Jaguars and Minshew couldn’t seem to get anything going in the passing game.

The Jaguars’ run game was equally disappointing today as running back Leonard Fournette could only edge out 40 yards on 11 rushes.

Perhaps the best play of the game by the Jaguars’ defense, near the end of the game Texans’ running back Carlos Hyde sprinted free and was looking to go into the endzone when Jaguars’ safety Jarrod Wilson showed incredible hustle to force a fumble at the last second, turning the ball over to the Jaguars’ offense.

The good fortune wouldn’t last long, however, as Minshew would go on to throw his final interception of the game to completely seal the game for the Texans offense.

The Jaguars’ offense simply did not get anything going today, similar to their game against the New Orleans Saints in week six earlier this year. Minshew was sacked only four times on the day as the Texans did not want him to escape the pocket.

The team will have a very tough decision to make during their week 10 bye week. Ultimately, the team will need to decide between veteran quarterback Nick Foles or the rookie quarterback in Minshew.

Jaguars’ head coach Doug Marrone will be making the decision, and after falling 26-3 today largely due to the play of the team’s quarterback, it may be a no-brainer.

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