Don’t start printing up those Jaguars Teddy Bridgewater jerseys just yet.
The Jags might still end up with the top overall pick in next May’s draft, but their chances just got ever so slightly slimmer with their 13-9 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
First of all, good for the Jaguars. There’s no reason to tank this year as there are a plethora of top QB prospects from which to choose, as well as two blue-chip defensive players in Jadeveon Clowney and Anthony Barr. The Jags might as well win a couple of games and prove that they aren’t the worst team in the history of the league while they’re at it.
In fact, in their two wins this year, the Jags have showed some impressive resolve. I don’t really care who they are playing against, even if it is the depleted Texans who couldn’t buy a win these days.
Jaguars fans should be proud of what their team has done in division games against Houston and Tennessee in two of the last three weeks.
But, this is an NFL Draft site, and the fact that Jacksonville won puts the Texans closer to the number one overall pick, as well as teams like the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Minnesota Vikings pending some final scores here as the early afternoon games round up.
As I type this, the Vikings and Buccaneers are both winning, which would put them at 3-8 on the season. If they somehow end up losing, they’ll be 2-9 and the same record as Jacksonville, Houston, and Atlanta.
This is actually shaping up to be quite a race, and projecting where some of the top college players will go will get even more fun as we continue along here.