The Jaguars remain the worst team in the NFL. And things are only getting worse.
In Sunday’s 34-20 loss at St. Louis, the Jaguars not only dropped to 0-5 but also lost one of the most important players to the future of the franchise, rookie offensive tackle Luke Joeckel. A fractured ankle has Joeckel out for the season.
Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert was having a bad game, completing just nine of 19 passes and throwing two interceptions, before leaving with a hamstring injury. Chad Henne played a bit better in Gabbert’s place, and it may be time for the Jaguars to admit that Gabbert simply isn’t the answer at quarterback.
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was solid, completing 19 of 34 passes for 222 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Also solid was running back Zac Stacy, who gained 78 yards on 14 carries for St. Louis.
But with all due respect for what the Rams did well, this game was more about what the Jaguars did badly. Jacksonville is a mess, and things aren’t about to get any easier: Next week the Jaguars travel to Denver, where they may be the biggest underdogs in NFL history.