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The 2021 NFL season may barely be in the books, but Dave Richard is already getting a jump on his 2022 preparation by highlighting at least one key statistic to know for each NFL team that had a major bearing on their 2021 performance and could mean a great deal for their 2022 outlook. In this space, Dave dives into the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Jacksonville Jaguars stats to know

There's a new head coach, there will probably be some new receivers, and there's uncertainty surrounding the future of the Jaguars run game. Gleaning anything from 2021 and assuming it will stay the same is dangerous, but what I can do is at least dig into where Trevor Lawrence went with the football over his 17 starts. 

  • Receivers: 65.6% (Marvin Jones had a 20.7% target share; D.J. Chark had a 19.1% share in the three full games he played)
  • Running backs: 16% (James Robinson had a 7.9% target share)
  • Tight ends: 18.4% (Dan Arnold had a 16.5% target share in his seven full games with the Jaguars)

The tight end target rate is particularly interesting because new Jaguars coach Doug Pederson was a big proponent of utilizing tight ends in Philadelphia. If Lawrence has already developed an affinity for the position, building on it in 2022 should be a piece of cake. And when Travis Etienne is introduced into the offense, he'll take a chunk of targets.