Battle For The No. 1 Overall Pick: Jaguars Schedule Is Rough

The Jaguars started the 2020 season with a win over the Colts. They have lost seven straight games ever since and the schedule is not getting any easier.

While the NFL world continues to talk about the Jets being in the drivers seat for the No. 1 overall pick, the Jaguars are right there behind them.

Jacksonville has the second toughest remaining schedule in the NFL behind only the Atlanta Falcons, according to ESPN. Seven out of their final eight games are against teams currently over .500. The Vikings, who have won two in a row, are the exception.

Week 10: @ Packers

Week 11: Steelers

Week 12: Browns

Week 13: @ Vikings

Week 14: Titans

Week 15:  @ Ravens 

Week 16: Bears

Week 17: @ Colts

The Jaguars were competitive on Sunday against Houston. Rookie Jake Luton showed off his big arm, was poised under pressure, and threw for 304 yards. Their defense got pressure on Deshaun Watson, and they did not give up 30 points for the first time in seven weeks.

They have some talented young players like James Robinson, DJ Chark, Josh Allen, CJ Henderson and K’Lavon Chaisson. But the quarterback position is still a question mark and the big prize is Trevor Lawrence. Gardner Minshew has not developed into the franchise quarterback the Jaguars had hoped.

The Jaguars are the league’s only one-win team after the Giants beat Washington on Sunday. The Jets, who play New England on Monday night, are the only winless team going into Week 9.

The Jets have the the 12th toughest remaining schedule in the league, including games against the Chargers and the Patriots twice.

In other words: The battle for the No. 1 overall pick could very well come to the end.  

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