Sep 26, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer interacts with quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Don’t look now but the Jacksonville Jaguars are on a roll. While being 2-6 might not seem terribly impressive, the Jags have won two out of three after ending their 20-game losing streak and seem to have a few things figured out. More than anything, they appear to have put the tumultuous start to their season behind them and Urban Meyer appears to be on the same page with the players.

So while it would be a bit much to say that the Jaguars are contenders for anything at the moment, there does seem to be a little light at the end of the tunnel for a franchise that has been mired in losing for so long.

Odell Beckham, Jr. was released by the Cleveland Browns this week and he’s looking to catch on with another team quickly. There are quite a few teams currently in the mix, most of whom are contenders for the Super Bowl, or at least to make the playoffs, which is reportedly something Beckham is looking for in his new home.

That would preclude the Jaguars, who are still trying to build an offense around rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. But that doesn’t mean Jacksonville might not give it a try anyway. Meyer was asked whether or not the Jags had ruled out pursuing Beckham, and the head coach had a fairly blunt and honest answer.

“That’s [General Manager] Trent [Baalke]. I believe so,” Meyer said on Wednesday. “We haven’t talked about it today.”

It doesn’t really make a lot of sense for either part at the moment. The Jaguars still have a lot of work to do to become a contender and adding Beckham, and all the potential drama that comes with him isn’t worth the effort at the moment. But, if things continue on the path they’ve been on in recent weeks, who knows what kind of free agents Jacksonville will be attracting in the offseason.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to