Aaron Rodgers knows the embarrassment of being the top seed in the NFC playoffs and fluffing his lines. It happened to the 15-1 Green Bay Packers following the 2011 NFL season, when the New York Giants left Lambeau Field with a 37-20 victory, en route to a second Super Bowl title in four years.
At first glance the trade of All Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday evening seems like a win-win for both franchises. However, the trade may indicate further issues for both teams, especially as they move forward with championship aspirations in their respective conferences.
It should be mentioned this is, of course, all coach talk. There still so much promise that must be delivered upon. With the lingering concerns on the defensive front, it may just prevent this team from hitting their full potential quick enough. But in what is now a wide open division, no one team can be ruled out. It certainly will be one to watch with much intrigue and mystery surrounding it.
Two years ago the Jaguars were on the periphery of greatness, but a questionable ref call and the excellence of Tom Brady denied the Jaguars their first Super Bowl appearance.Blake Bortles was resigned to a new contract, and their defence was expected to improve. In reality the Jaguars took a major step back last year, finishing 5-11 amid player disharmony and dispute. Since then, the Bortles experiment is finished and the Nick Foles era has begun.