Jaguars get a Mt. Rushmore, too

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Sure, the Jaguars have only been around since 1995, with a pair of AFC title game performances in their first five seasons but not much success since then.  Still, every team gets a Mt. Rushmore in our upcoming series on NBC Sports Network’s Pro Football Talk.

And the Jaguars will have plenty of candidates, from Tom Coughlin to Tony Boselli to Wayne Weaver to Jimmy Smith to Fred Taylor to Maurice Jones-Drew to John Henderson to Marcus Stroud to Keenan McCardell, the vote could be as close for the Jaguars as it will be for any team.

For now, nominate your favorite Jaguars, and the official vote will be taken early next month.

82 responses to “Jaguars get a Mt. Rushmore, too

  1. No Mark Brunell love? He’s easily the best QB in Jaguar history. He wasn’t an all-time great but he was consisently above average during his time in Jacksonville. Especially considering he brought them within a game of the Super Bowl in only their second season as a franchise.

  2. Unoriginal Jag Hater Mt. Rushmore

    Guy who always makes L.A./London comments
    Guy who always makes tarp comments
    Guy who always makes blackout comments
    Members of the media who perpetuate the Tebow myth

  3. Tom Coughlin, Wayne Weaver (not so much for his decisions as owner but for getting Jax a team), Tony Boselli, Fred Taylor.

  4. Clearly it should start and end with Tim Tebow, who everyone in the media seems to think is the greatest player in Jacksonville history.

  5. Fred Taylor, MoJo, Jimmy Smith, and Paul Tagliabue Tagliabue for thinking a college town like Jacksonville was a better fit than Baltimore for a pro football team. Don’t take my word for it…just ask the tarps.

  6. Coughlin, Boselli, F. Taylor, Brunell,
    J. Smith and my all-time favorite defensive player Mike Peterson.

  7. If you can only name about 6 players who ever played for Jax, assigning four to Mt Rushmore seems like a futile exercise.

    Will say this about Jax though: I met some super nice Jags fans at Lambeau last year. Maybe we can throw them on Mt Rushmore.

  8. I am more than a little surprised that there are this many people that can name at least four Jacksonville players. Apparently there are slightly more than twelve people on the planet that care about the Jaguars. WHO KNEW!

  9. Truth hurts jags fans. Nothing against you, Jacksonville just isn’t a pro football era. P.S. When it comes to the tarps, just remove them and fill it with human beings(fans) and it won’t be a running joke. Problem solved. Yall get butt hurt when someone points out the obvious smh

  10. Mark Brunell
    Fred Taylor
    Tony Boselli
    Jimmy Smith

    Honorable Mentions: MJD, Mike Peterson, Keenan McCardell, Donovan Darius, Brad Meester and Rashean Mathis.

  11. Quoting the blog, “Sure, the Jaguars have only been around since 1995…”

    That’s not a reason. The Ravens have only been in existence since 1996. We have 2 Super Bowl titles, 1 hall of famer (Jon Ogden), and at least 2 guaranteed future hall of famers (Ray Lewis and Ed Reed), and possibly more. Not bragging, just a fact.

  12. Oh…can’t believe I left out Big John and Stroud. They have to go in the list with Brunell-Taylor-Boselli-Smith…IMO.

  13. I know that I’m gonna catch some flak, but Jimmy Smith doesn’t deserve any accolades. He screwed up his chances with the Hall of Fame, the Jaguars Ring of Honor; therefore he doesn’t deserve to be on the Jags Mt Rushmore. Crack is wack!

  14. humbleminded85 says: May 16, 2013 8:37 AM

    Truth hurts jags fans. Nothing against you, Jacksonville just isn’t a pro football era. P.S. When it comes to the tarps, just remove them and fill it with human beings(fans) and it won’t be a running joke. Problem solved. Yall get butt hurt when someone points out the obvious smh

    Raiders are putting tarps up this year. Try telling that franchise they aren’t worthy of being a pro football franchise.

    Mark Brunell
    Tony Boselli
    Jimmy Smith
    Fred Taylor

  15. Tony Boselli
    Fred Taylor
    Jimmy Smith
    Tom Coughlin

    The first three are obvious. The last spot is between Brunell, Coughlin, MJD and either a defensive player (Marcus Stroud or John Henderson) or maybe a Brad Meester (the only guy to play for every head coach in team history) if you want to capture the post Coughlin era. It’s a tough call but Coughlin controlled everything about the franchise’s start so I gave him the nod.

    On a different note, I am somewhat surprised that people’s ignorance of Jags players has caused them to assume they weren’t any good. The team hasn’t had success in recent years but could easily fill out a high quality all time team

  16. Forgot Rashean Mathis and Mike Peterson. Peterson would probably still be playing for the Jags if not for a beef between he and Jack Del Rio. In hindsight, Peterson was probably right to question Del Rio’s judgement.

  17. Boselli
    Taylor
    Brackens
    Darius

    Of course we could do the Mount Rushmore of partying Wide Outs

    Reggie Williams
    Matt Jones
    RJ Soward
    Justin Blackmon

  18. Just a bit of a downer after the Colts, but I’ll give it a try–

    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Keenan McCardell
    Tony Boselli

  19. Fred Taylor
    Jimmy Smith (legal troubles are irrelevant, one heck of a player)
    Tony Boselli
    Mark Brunell

    HM:
    Marcus Stroud
    Tom Coughlin

  20. The Core Four:

    Tony Boselli
    Mark Brunell
    Jimmy Smith
    Maurice Jones-Drew

    Honorable Mentions:

    John Henderson
    Fred Taylor
    Marcus Stroud
    Keenan McCardell
    Donovan Darius

  21. Humbleminded85 … at least spell your on-line name correctly. We all know you are really simpleminded85.

    As to why Tags liked J-ville more than Baltimore … maybe he was psychic and therefore knew that locating a franchise in a state that would eventually tax rain and set it up for prisoners to run the prisons would be bad for a start from scratch opereration.

    That is why the NFL allowed a sleazy and dishonest owner to move a proud franchise there … a perfect fit.

    Bosseli
    Brunnel
    Brackens
    Darius
    Mathis
    Stroud
    Henderson
    D. Smith
    MJD
    Peterson
    Meester
    McCardell
    Coughlin
    Weaver

  22. Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Tony Boselli
    MJD

    And for everyone out there hating us for the tarps, you better start bashing the raiders for doing the same thing. Also let me know the last time you heard that a Jacksonville home game was blacked out. We had one bad attendance season and everyone in world seems to think we are blacked out every week.

  23. Fred>>>>>>>MJD.
    And it’s not really even close.
    Anybody that has MJD on it but not Fred is out to lunch…

  24. Jeez everyone acts like Jags had no goo players.
    Theres…
    1 Mark Brunell
    2 Fred taylor
    3 Maurice Jones-Drew
    4 Jimmy Smith
    5 Keenan McCardell
    6 Kyle Brady
    7 Tony Boselli
    8 Leon Searcy
    9 Tony Brackens
    10 Marcus Stroud
    11 John Henderson
    12 Resean Mathis
    13 Donavan Darius
    14 Mike Peterson

  25. Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Tony Boseli
    Jimmy Smith

    If this was in two years I would say MJD cause he will go down as the most outstanding player in franchise history. 2nd best RB in the past decade behind AP.

  26. Nominations (in chronological order):
    Natrone Means
    Harry Colon
    Mark Brunell
    Tony Boselli
    Fred Taylor
    John Jurkovic
    Jimmy Smith
    Donavan Darius
    Keenan McCardell
    Marcus Stroud
    John Henderson
    Daryl Smith
    Maurice Jones-Drew

  27. Fred Taylor
    Tony Boselli
    Jimmy Smith
    MJD

    Honerable Mention:

    Keenan McCardell, Natrone Means

  28. HAHa this is hard. um…. Tony Boselli… MJD… I can’t think of many more options here. When Matt Jones is on the list of possibilities, you really have some problems as a franchise.

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