The Jacksonville Jaguars are riding high entering 2023. They erased a 27-0 deficit in the playoffs last year vs. the Los Angeles Chargers in the wild-card round, becoming the first team to win a playoff game after having the worst record the previous year, and are now the odds-on favorite to win the AFC South. Plus, they appear to have a franchise quarterback.
Former No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence improved in a big way from his rookie season to Year 2. In fact, according to NFL Research, Lawrence’s passer rating going from 71.9 in 2021 to 95.2 in 2022 is the largest increase in NFL history for any quarterback who threw at least 400 passes in each of his first two seasons, per Pro Football Talk. It’s the largest increase in passer rating by a No. 1 pick from Year 1 to Year 2 since Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers (who did not throw 400 passes in his first two seasons).