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Established in 1995, the Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the league’s more recent expansion teams and one of only four teams that has never made it to the Super Bowl.
As one of three NFL teams in Florida, the Jaguars still command a loyal following both in terms of fans and sports betting action. And although Florida is unlikely to pass sports betting legislation in the near future, there are plenty of reasons gamblers in other parts of the country should take a closer look at the Jaguars for potentially profitable betting opportunities.
In this Jacksonville Jaguars team guide, we’ll cover important topics like:
The Jacksonville Jaguars played their first game in 1995 when they joined the NFL with fellow expansion franchise the Carolina Panthers. The Jaguars have won their division three times, most recently in 2017 which ended a horrific ten-year span where the squad failed to make the post-season. In total, the Jaguars have made the playoffs seven times.
From 1995 to 2011 the team was owned by American businessman Wayne Weaver but was then sold to Shahid Khan who also owns the English soccer team Fulham F.C. as well as the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
The best stretch in franchise history took place from 1996-1999, where they made the playoffs every single year and advanced to the AFC Championship in 1999. The most recognizable names in franchise history include Fred Taylor, Jimmy Smith, Mark Brunell, and Maurice Jones-Drew.
During the 2017 season, the Jaguars organization generated $391 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $2.1 billion.
The Jaguars are owned by Shahid Khan.
The organization played its first season in 1995.
No, the Jaguars have not won a Super Bowl.
Since 1995, the Jaguars have played at TIAA Bank Field, located in Jacksonville, Florida.
The club holds training camp at Florida Blue Health Wellness Practice Fields, located in Jacksonville, Florida.
Jaxson De Ville is the official mascot of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jaguars wear black, teal, gold.
All-Time Team Leaders
|Games played||Brad Meester
|Passing Yards||Mark Brunell||25,698|
|Passing TDs||Mark Brunell||144|
|Receiving Yards||Jimmy Smith||12,287|
|Receiving TDs||Jimmy Smith||67|
|Rushing Yards||Fred Taylor||11,271|
|Rushing TDs||Maurice Jones-Drew||68|
|Points Scored (Kicker)||Josh Scobee||1,022|
After nearly knocking off the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game, the Jacksonville Jaguars came into last season with a legitimate shot at a Super Bowl run. Things started out well with a 3-1 record during the first quarter of the season as the Jags managed to hold their opponents to less than 21 points in every single game.
After that things went downhill, fast. They lost a shocking seven games in a row and won only two more games during the remainder of the season.
The Jaguar defense finished in the top five in points per game but the team’s offense was one of the league’s worst units, finishing 31st in points per game. That might change, however, because QB Blake Bortles was replaced by former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles during the offseason.
The AFC South is one of the most competitive divisions in the AFC and produced two playoff teams last season, the Texans and the Colts. Despite needing some reinforcements on the offensive side of the ball, the Jaguars took the best player available with their seventh overall pick when they nabbed LB Josh Allen from Kentucky.
In terms of betting stats. the Jaguars were among the worst cover and over teams in the entire NFL last season. After week four, the Jags only covered two times for the entire rest of the season and went through a stretch of seven straight games without covering the spread.
Their inconsistent QB play, which led to Blake Bortles losing his job, was frustrating for bettors who had to endure 12 games where the Jags offense put up fewer than 21 points. Nick Foles should help jumpstart the offense, but keep in mind that the former Super Bowl MVP has performed below expectations playing for teams other than the Eagles.
Despite the reputation as one of the league’s best defenses, the Jags didn’t rush the passer all that well, finishing tied for 22nd with just 37 sacks. The addition of pass rusher Josh Allen in the draft should help.
Take a look at these betting stats if you plan to back the Jags at the bookies in 2019:
The Jaguars are hoping to rebound after a tough season and make it back to the top of the AFC South. With Nick Foles in as QB, the Jags will be a team to watch out for early in the season as bettors get a feel for how effective this new offense will be.
Sports betting currently not legal in Florida but we expect gamblers in other areas to seriously consider backing the Jaguars.
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