We haven’t said this a ton since the 2017-2018 season, but the Tennessee Titans might want to watch out for the rival Jacksonville Jaguars. Sure, the 2021-2022 season will be a two-tone-blue-colored year in the AFC South. Sure, the Jags are probably a year or so away from making some major noise, but you can’t ignore the addition of Urban Meyer as head coach.
Taking Trevor Lawrence first overall in the most recent NFL Draft and selecting his game-breaking teammate, running back Travis Etienne 24 spots later in the first round at 25 has to raise the antenna as well if you’re a Titans fan. The plot seemingly has thickened however in the country’s most famous county.
Recently, news broke out of Jacksonville’s rookie minicamp that Tennessee’s fan base might find interesting, and no, this has nothing to do with Tim Tebow. We could all use a break from that right?
The Tennessee Titans rival could be working on a few unexpected wrinkles.
According to a report by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on May 13th, Jags rookie signal-caller Trevor Lawrence “will participate in rookie minicamp, but he’ll be limited in what he’s asked to do”. The Rap Sheet states that Lawrence is continuing to rehab following a procedure that was done on his non-throwing shoulder.
Lawrence, according to Coach Meyer and Jaguars.com, is on a pitch count. Michael Baca, an NFL.com digital content producer, reported on Saturday that Etienne is getting as much work as he can, and that includes running a few reps at wide receiver. Take a look.
This could mean something, or it could amount to a whole lot of nothing. Whatever your take, you have to understand that, while Etienne ran for 4,952 career yards and 70 touchdowns on 686 career totes, he also racked up 1,155 receiving yards and eight trips to the end zone on 102 career receptions.
If he’s lined up out wide, he could cause some issues. You have to understand that no team knows your favorite team better than its rivals, and Tennessee’s two contests versus the Jags during the 2021-2022 season won’t be cakewalks.
The Jags figure to be much better on offense in 2021 than they were a season ago, and for a Tennessee Titans team, one that finished near the bottom of the league in just about every defensive statistical category that we care about, any move made by the competition, especially a rival is worth noting. Put an asterisk by this one if you’re a fan of the two-tone blue.