The Jacksonville Jaguars are nearing a sellout of stock for season tickets for the upcoming 2018-2019 NFL season, per the team’s official season ticket site.
Per the #Jaguars season ticket site, only 3570 season tickets are left for purchase! The ‘Bank should be rocking this year
— One Media Member (@mistochristopho) May 11, 2018
According to the team’s ticketing site, the Jaguars have just under 3600 season tickets left available to the general public, which is a great sign for everyone involved, except maybe opposing teams and fans.
This is excellent news for a team who only a few years ago was amidst blackouts and other attendance-related issues. This also means that newly named TIAA Bank Field will be rocking with an estimated 63,000+ fans this upcoming season.
Shad Khan and the Jaguars have been continuously revitalizing TIAA Bank Field to make it a great experience for fans. Some of these changes include but are not limited to: cheaper concessions, the worlds largest video boards, the U.S Assure clubs and newly announced, a dog park in the north end zone.
There are still plenty of season tickets available at very affordable prices. Here is where you can find and purchase available seats.
Jaguars Release Jamaal Charles, Promote Linebacker DeLuca
The Jacksonville Jaguars have released running back Jamaal Charles after trading for Carlos Hyde and have promoted Linebacker Nick DeLuca. Charles was brought in to be a change of pace back for the Jaguars after placing Corey Grant on season-ending injured reserve.
The Jaguars traded for Carlos Hyde last week making Charles expendable. Charles accounted for 7 yards on 6 caries for the Jaguars. He also added two catches for seven yards. Running back Leonard Fournette has not been ruled out to play this week either and will travel with the team to London according to Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone.
Nick DeLuca is a rookie linebacker from NDSU. He was signed to the practice squad earlier in the season and has now been promoted due to the injury to linebacker Donald Payne. Payne will be out at least a couple of weeks with a knee injury.
We have promoted rookie LB @N_DeLuca49 to the 53-man active roster from the practice squad.
To make room on the roster, we released 11th-year RB Jamaal Charles. pic.twitter.com/OmiHd2wtvZ
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) October 22, 2018
Jaguars announce Blake Bortles will remain the starting QB
24 hours removed from his first career benching, where he was clearly outplayed by his own backup in a 20-7 loss to the Houston Texans, Blake Bortles has been named the starter for the Jacksonville Jaguars for Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles in London, per the team.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone announced in a statement: “I spoke to both quarterbacks this afternoon and told them that Blake will be our team’s quarterback. I believe this gives us the best opportunity to win.”
This comes under two hours removed from Marrone saying he had made his decision already but planned on addressing the team before releasing that information to the public. Bortles was benched after committing two turnovers against the Texans on Sunday, and Kessler completed 21/30 passes for 156 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his place.
Bortles has committed eight turnovers in the past three weeks.
Blake Bortles Benched in Jaguars Sobering 20-7 Loss to Houston Texans
JAGUARS GAME RECAP
After two weeks of simply horrendous football by the Jaguars, they looked to right all the wrongs they have made in this week seven matchup at TIAA Bank Field. The Jaguars offense, unfortunately, started out as bad as it possibly could as Blake Bortles took off on a third and four and somehow managed to fumble the football just before crossing the first down marker.
Following the fumble, the Jaguars defense was able to get off the field via a sack by Dante Fowler Jr. on a short third down. Texans would kick a field goal to make it 3-0.
The Jaguars offense was not able to do much at all after the Texans scored their first field goal with a couple of key Keelan Cole drops. The Jaguars defense then just went on to let the Texans almost do what they wanted to which extended the Texans lead to 13-0 on another field goal by the Texans along with a Lamar Miller touchdown.
The Jaguars would be shut out in the first half for the third straight game this season, and for the first time in Jaguars history. The had 5 first downs and 114 yards, 53 rushing, in the first half; Texans had 10 first downs and 177 yards, 102 rushing.
With Blake Bortles fumbling yet again, he was finally benched following a touchdown by DeAndre Hopkins and the Houston Texans. 20-0 Texans. Backup Quarterback Cody Kessler would come into the game.
Kessler was not able to do much in his first series; however, his second series of the day was much better. Kessler was able to drive the Jaguars down the field after a decent punt return by DeDe Westbrook for a Jaguars touchdown. Finally, there was some life in this team.
After the Jaguars defense forced the Texans to punt, Kessler and the Jaguars were able to drive down the field. Unfortunately, after a dump off throw to Yeldon (which would have gone for a first down), the ball slipped out of his hands and into the hands of Tyrann Mathieu for an interception. The Jaguars simply could not catch a break for the third straight week.
The Jaguars defense was able to force another punt for the Texans, but with only a little over two minutes left, there was not much the offense could do.
PLAY OF THE GAME
The play of the game has to come from Cody Kessler who came in for Blake Bortles and threw a touchdown to T.J. Yeldon to avoid the shutout. This at the very least gave the Jaguars and their fans some hope. However, it was obviously too little too late.
JAGUARS PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Cody Kessler is your Jaguars player of the game. He probably should have started the entire game. He came in, in a bad situation and made the most of his snaps when he wasn’t getting sacked. The Jaguars will have a lot to talk about this coming week.
The Jaguars (3-4) have a lot of thinking to do. Not only do they have to decide which direction to go at Quarterback whether it be Blake Bortles or Cody Kessler. If Kessler starts next week in London it will be the first game since taking over as the Jaguars starter that Blake Bortles does not get the start. While this loss was once again not solely on Blake Bortles (drops and protection issues as well), it is time for something to change.
The Jaguars also need to get it together on defense. The turnovers, sacks, touchdowns all of that is not there this year. The Jaguars look more like an average defense who doesn’t give up too many big plays but will eventually break when it comes down to it. That has to change, and whether it is a coaching decision or a player decision it is clearly something we need to work on.
Other than that, the Jaguars must play the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) in London this week. That means a long travel and a lot of time to think.
At 3-4, and three losses in a row, the season has come to a screeching halt. The only chance they have at making the playoffs is somehow getting out of this slump and somehow win the division. It is still up for grabs and by no means out of the picture, but the chances look slim.
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