Now that he’s in Jacksonville, the mammoth D-lineman expects to win another — this season.
“That’s what I believe and, until we lose, that’s when I’ll believe different,” Jackson told The Simms and Lefkoe Podcast before explaining his thinking.
The Jaguars were a dangerously buzzy team last offseason, only to stumble and bumble their way to an ugly three-win campaign. One year later, Jacksonville is still seen by many as a club ready to turn the corner.
The optimism begins with a loaded young defense led by Jackson, pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue, veteran defensive lineman Calais Campbell and one of the best young corner duos league-wide in Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye.
The team also faces concerning questions at quarterback after Blake Bortles aggressively flatlined last season — a hiccup Jackson is willing to ignore.
“I’m very confident. It truly feels different … I think it’s a lot of guys coming in here and coming to Jacksonville saying, ‘I’m gonna change this. I’m gonna do this. I’m gonna do that,'” Jackson said. “We have leaders. We have a lot of great players. We just need to be consistent, and that’s on all three sides of the ball: offense, defense and special teams.”
Said Jackson: “I think having that and being who we all are, it should be a great year. After the Super Bowl, we’re going 16-0, we’re going all the way.”
Glorious days ahead in Jacksonville. What could possibly go wrong?