The Duel

3 Jaguars Players in Danger of Losing Their Starting Jobs in the 2020 NFL Season

Zach Brunner
Three Jaguars most in danger of losing their starting jobs.
Three Jaguars most in danger of losing their starting jobs. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have been in full rebuild mode, making front office changes and big trades, including shipping out Nick Foles and Calais Campbell. While there is little pressure for the Jaguars to compete in the AFC South this season, the team is still looking forward and figuring out which players will be in their future plans.

Because of this, they could be changing up their starting lineup a lot this season in order to get players experience for the future. With that in mind, these are the three Jaguars most in danger of losing their starting jobs in 2020.

1. Chris Conley, WR

Chris Conley will compete with the rookie for the starting job.
Chris Conley will compete with the rookie for the starting job. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Chris Conley has been solid at stretching defenses in his career, but the Jaguars drafted Laviska Shenault Jr. in the second round, and he is a much better all-around receiver. Shenault describes himself as a mix between Larry Fitzgerald, Jarvis Landry and Julio Jones, so we know confidence won't be an issue for the rookie. He should compete for the starting job and complement DJ Chark and Dede Westbrook well, giving Gardner Minshew a talented receiver corps at his disposal.

2. Leonard Fournette, RB

There were no trade suitors for Leonard Fournette.
There were no trade suitors for Leonard Fournette. / Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

After finding no trade suitors for Leonard Fournette, it appears he will play out his contract for the Jaguars. While young and talented, attitude issues have been cited to be a problem with Fournette. With an extension looking unlikely, the Jaguars could either decided to run him into the ground or to give his starting job away, giving a young back like Ryquell Armstead the chance to develop into a long-term starter. If the Jags aren't in the playoff hunt late in the season, they'd have little reason to keep him in the starting lineup.

3. Tyler Eifert, TE

Tyler Eifert looks to revive his career with Jacksonville.
Tyler Eifert looks to revive his career with Jacksonville. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Tyler Eifert was a player with high potential with the Cincinnati Bengals, but he was unable to stay healthy. Coming down to Jacksonville, he will look to get a second chance, and he is penciled into the starting lineup, as of now. All it would take is a slight injury for the Jaguars to limit Eifert going forward, which could put him into more of a situational role than a starting role. The Jags also addressed the tight end position in the draft and have both James O'Shaughnessy and Josh Oliver on the roster, so there will be plenty of guys looking to steal the starting spot from Eifert.


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