The Jaguars had a season to forget in 2021. The Urban Meyer hire blew up in the franchise’s face and they once again stumbled into the No. 1 overall pick as the worst team in the league. That said, there is room for optimism now that Doug Pederson is at the helm and the team spent big in free agency to continue to bolster the roster around Trevor Lawrence.
As Jacksonville gears up for what they hope to be a more productive season, we’ll be taking a look at their opponents in 2022 along with rolling out a rundown of the 18-week regular-season schedule (once announced):
Cowboys: Dallas is the favorite to come out of the NFC East yet again. This offseason, they did trade Amari Cooper to the Browns, but still have a strong collection of weapons offensively for quarterback Dak Prescott. The best piece of this Cowboys club, however, is the defense. Micah Parsons was dominant in his rookie season and should help lead this defense to be among the top units in the NFL.
Giants: New York has a new leader in head coach Brian Daboll. The former Bills OC should raise the ceiling for the Giants offense and the team hopes he’ll have a similar impact to Daniel Jones as he did Josh Allen in Buffalo. New York is also coming off a strong showing at the NFL Draft where they took pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux and offensive tackle Evan Neal in the first round.
Ravens: The biggest thing for Baltimore is health. They were shattered by injuries last season and missed the playoffs because of it. Now, the secondary is back to full strength as is Lamar Jackson, so they should return to being among the top contenders in the AFC, especially after a stellar draft.
Broncos: Denver finally has itself a top-tier quarterback after trading for Russell Wilson this offseason. This blockbuster has them as one of the better teams in the conference but will be duking it out in a wildly competitive AFC…