Jacksonville limped down the home stretch of the 2021 season. The team sits at 2-12 this season and just dropped 14 points to fellow AFC team member Houston. Trevor Lawrence’s rookie season did not go as planned, as the lack of support around him in attack severely limited his production.
To make matters worse, coach Urban Meyer’s conduct resulted in him being sacked just 13 games away from his tenure at Jacksonville, and that team will undergo another coach search this offseason.
But there’s three games left to get there, and the first is a road clash against a New York Jets team that didn’t fare much better. The Jets are 3-11, and rookie QB Zach Wilson struggles even more than Lawrence. To make matters worse, the team could do without 15 players and coach Robert Saleh after they were all placed on the Reserve / COVID-19 list.
The Jags could, however, be grappling with the COVID issues themselves. Three starters were placed on the roster in Josh Allen, Laviska Shenault Jr. and Ben Bartch, and as Allen was not vaccinated he was excluded from the game.
If you try to watch this game on TV, the AFC welterweight game will be broadcast locally on CBS in the green shaded area below, by 506Sports.
The game will be televised across most of northern Florida and southern Georgia, as well as a small portion of southern South Carolina. In the north, the game will air around New York City, spanning most of New Jersey. Spero Dedes and Jay Feely will be on call for the 1pm kickoff.
Jacksonville doesn’t have much to play left, and it’s questionable whether winning this game would be negative, as the team are currently in a position to pick first place in the 2022 draft, but would move up to No.4 with a win this week. . Still, fans should want to see Lawrence overtake Wilson in a battle between the No.1 and No.2 picks that doesn’t look as interesting as it did before the season.