When Aaron Kampman signed with the Jaguars, it looked like a risky move considering his age (turns 31 this season) and the torn ACL he suffered last November.
After one week, Kampman is making Jaguars G.M. Gene Smith look pretty smart. Kampman had 1.5 sacks and many more pressures against the Broncos. Kampman has already taken a leadership role, speaking to the team on Saturday night before the game about playing with passion.
“Everybody took that speech to heart because Aaron’s character is
something that we all want to replicate,” Jaguars guard Uche Nwaneri
said to Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union.
The Jaguars have tried to create an identity with an improved defensive line. They could be tough to run on, and the pass rush should be improved with Kampman outside and Tyson Alualu and Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton on the inside.