It Was Always the Jags
At the beginning of the 2022 season the Jacksonville Jaguars had an 18.2% chance to make the playoffs according to Fan Duel. By week 15, after edging the Cowboys, that percent rose to 69% according to The Athletic.
One might say the Jaguars punched the proverbial gas pedal. The proof? Winning six of their last seven games, claiming the AFC South title, and first post-season appearance since 2017.
Their playoff win over the Los Angeles Chargers was nothing short of interstellar but was soberly grounded by eventual Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Despite the loss, the season was a step in the direction to set the Jags up for what lies ahead. With Trevor Lawrence as the signal caller, Doug Pederson as head coach, and additional support from first round draft pick, outside linebacker Travon Walker, franchise tagging tight end Evan Engram, and trade for wide receiver Calvin Ridley, the future is bright for the Jaguars.
"It was always the Jags," became a rally cry originating from Safety Andrew "Dewey" Wingard who yelled it into a camera after a Dec. 11 victory over the Titans. It stuck, and has never left the building.