It’s been a topsy-turvy offseason for the Jacksonville Jaguars so far, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be optimistic about when the 2015 NFL regular season gets going just over four months from now. Despite everything that has come out of Jacksonville this offseason, here are three reasons why Jaguars fans should be looking forward to the season:
Jacksonville had perhaps the best draft in the league, headlined by Florida DE Dante Fowler Jr., Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon, South Carolina OL A.J. Cann, Ohio State DT Michael Bennett, and Florida State WR Rashad Greene. All five guys are expected to have major roles right away, and all have the potential to be long-term starters in this league.
Jacksonville has gone all in on Bortles as their franchise quarterback, and he showed flashes of brilliance in between his struggles during his rookie campaign. Now that he's going through his first offseason as a starting quarterback in the NFL to work on his game, he is poised to take the next step in 2015, and if he does, the Jaguars will be much improved.
However, the biggest reason Bortles should have a great year in 2015 is the arrival of Julius Thomas, who finally gives the Jaguars an elite threat in the passing game. He isn't the greatest blocker in the world, but he's a matchup nightmare over the middle and should take Jacksonville's offense to the next level.
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