Jack played 97.9 percent of the Jaguars' defensive snaps last season, but his role as the strong-side linebacker in the base defense -- alongside Telvin Smith and Paul Posluszny -- wasn't especially conductive to tackle opportunities. With Posluszny retiring, Jack will slide over to a more favorable position in the middle while Blair Brown likely takes over on the strong side in the base defense. Given that he's also locked in next to Smith in nickel packages, Jack shouldn't have much trouble improving on last year's mark of 5.6 tackles per game. Smith and Jack may soon form the best linebacker duo in the NFL, if they didn't already last season. Jack's ankle injury from the playoffs doesn't seem to be an issue.
Jack posted three tackles (one solo) and one pass breakup Sunday against the Texans.
In a game that was out of control early, with the Jags leading 31-0 at halftime, Jack's services weren't fully needed, and he played 51 of 62 possible defensive snaps. The second-year pro has only recorded over five tackles once in the last five matchups, though, making him a difficult play in championship week.
Jack recorded nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's overtime win over the Chargers.
A week after being ejected early in a contest for skirmishing with the Bengals' A.J. Green, Jack hung around for all four quarters plus overtime in Sunday's victory over the Chargers. His eight solo tackles were the most in a single game since Week 4. He now has 66 tackles (48 solo) on the season as he has clearly become a pillar of the Jaguars' ferocious defense.
Jack's tackle total trailed only Telvin Smith (10) on the team, and he also broke up his first pass of the season. Injury concerns clouded Jack's NFL outlook when he turned pro in 2016 and resulted in him falling to the second round, but he's proven durable during his time in Jacksonville, appearing in all 23 of the team's games since he was drafted.
Jack tallied nine tackles five solo in Sunday's dominant victory over the Steelers.
It was the second consecutive week Jack recorded nine tackles. While he has been active in the tackle department thus far, the 22-year-old has failed to force any turnovers, and has just one sack in five games. He played all 79 defensive snaps Sunday, and his heavy workload would imply he is due for some more activity in the turnover and sack categories sooner than later.
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