There is basically a hands down agreement across the NFL that the Jacksonville Jaguars are the worst team. It’s hard to argue that any other team might be worse when you look at their roster and schedule. However, this season does not have to be a bust for the Jaguars.
The best case for the Jaguars doesn’t have anything to do with wins, losses or even going to the playoffs; Jacksonville has to ignore these things for the immediate future and focus on player development.
The best case scenario for Jacksonville would be for Blaine Gabbert, Denard Robinson, Luke Joeckel, Justin Blackmon and some other young Jaguars to show some form of improvement and proof that they can succeed in the NFL. The Jaguars need to show some sign of life this year or the future of the franchise does not look good.
Unfortunately, the worst case scenario for the Jaguars could be a one or two win season without any signs of improvement. The payoff of possibly getting Jadeveon Clowney wouldn’t be enough; they would have to trade the pick and miss out on a player who is already NFL ready. Clowney is a future superstar, but he will be useless to the Jaguars unless they can get a quarterback.
Gabbert is the key to whether or not the Jaguars’ 2013 is a bust. If he improves or if Joeckel’s extra protection can help him to succeed, there may be hope yet for Jacksonville. If not, Jacksonville could be looking at three or four more years of less than three wins.