To get an idea of how the Jacksonville Jaguars are viewed in the league, here’s a look at the National Media Power Rankings after Week 10 of the 2022 NFL season.
USA Today: 24
From Nate Davis:
On Sunday, they landed the first successful onside kick to start a game in six years. It was downhill from there.
From Austin Gayle:
[Travon] Walker has now registered four pressures in consecutive games, according to Pro Football Focus, and earned a career-high rating against the Chiefs on Sunday. Trevor Lawrence ranks seventh in the NFL in EPA by hindsight and should only continue to improve when the Jags add talent around him, Christian Kirk and Travis Etienne. Lawrence has averaged 0.10 EPA per setback or better in four of his last five games, including the Jags’ loss to Kansas City. The foundations are in place for Jacksonville to return to center stage in 2023.
Yahoo Sports: 25
Bleacher ratio: 26
From “NFL Staff”:
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2022 season was never dedicated to the playoffs. It was about one thing – the growth of second-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence…
He was defeated on Sunday, but that growth was evident in Kansas City — Lawrence threw for 259 yards and two scores without an interception and posted a 106.1 passer rating. Frankly, at this point, games like Lawrence’s are more important to Jacksonville. long-term prospects than gains.
From Dan Hanzu:
You have to tip your hat to Doug Pederson: Opening a game at Arrowhead with a successful onside kick is the right thing. Unfortunately, that seemed like the highlight of the game for the underdogs Jags, who showed they weren’t ready to hang on to one of football’s elite teams. To Jacksonville’s credit, they kept the game from getting ugly after trailing Kansas City 20-0 in the second quarter. Trevor Lawrence drew praise from Tony Romo on the CBS show and continues to seem more comfortable leading the offense as the season progresses. His connection with Christian Kirk — 105 yards, two touchdowns — is one of the positive subplots of a developmental season.