Saturday, January 1, 2022

Jacksonville Jaguars Week 17 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Jacksonville Jaguars rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 32 (32nd)
  • Best ranking: 32 (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 32 (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 17 roundup for the Jaguars in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 32

Non-QB MVP: P Logan Cooke

In terms of executing his job at a consistently high level this season, no Jaguars player has been better than Cooke. He is third in the NFL in net yards punting (43.6) and punts inside the 20 (28). He also is tied for second in punts downed inside the 10-yard line (12). Cooke's ability to flip the field has at least made opposing offenses work harder for points. That's the state of the franchise these days: The punter is the MVP -- and he would still be the choice even if QBs were eligible. -- Mike DiRocco -- Rank: 32

On Sunday, Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars faced a bad Jets team that had its entire defensive line on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Jacksonville still found a way to lose, turned away at the goal line in the final seconds of a 26-21 loss. A bad day got worse with the news that running back James Robinson -- the team's best offensive player -- suffered a torn Achilles in the game. The Jaguars, losers of seven straight and in possession of the worst record in football, are on a collision course with the No. 1 overall pick for the second straight year.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 32

It's official. They are the worst team in the league after losing to the Jets. They will be picking first in the draft, barring a miracle.

USA Today -- Rank: 32

Their final two games against New England and Indianapolis, probably safe to start stitching Aidan Hutchinson jerseys in Jacksonville.

The Athletic -- Rank: 32

Is he The Guy? Yes. Hey, we might be crazy. But another thumbs up for Trevor Lawrence, despite him showing absolutely nothing this season. Everyone thought the Jaguars would get a bump when the evil Urban Meyer was canned, but Meyer wasn't the one throwing all those interceptions. The Jaguars' offense stinks, but a new coach should do wonders for Lawrence, who has every tool you want in a young quarterback and won every year of his life before this one.

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