4. Jacksonville Jaguars
Gardner Minshew is a fun story, and I love Minshew Mania as much as the next person. But the crazy thing is, the sixth-round rookie might actually have a bit of talent. I just need to see a little more before I can move the Jaguars out of the AFC South quarterback basement.
Minshew’s touchdown numbers are nice, sitting around the league average at 21, and he’s good at taking care of the football as well with only six interceptions, but Minshew’s accuracy struggled in long stretches during the season on a run-oriented Jaguars offense. Some days, Minshew would throw the lights out and look overwhelmed on others, all coming together for a 60.6% completion percentage ranked 29th in the NFL.
Minshew may well look like the steal of the 2019 draft class one day, but he’s still got a long road ahead of him. And for all of the bright aspects of his game like the impressive touchdown to interception ratio, there are numbers like his completion percentage that lead me to think his 2019 season might have been more luck than a side of things to come.
The Titans fan in me hopes that my doubts are right, but the general football fan in me, as well as the fan of Minshew Mania memes, hopes that he can figure it out. But until he does, the Jaguars are firmly locked here in fourth place.