Jaguars 2012 Season Win Totals
JACKSONVILLE, FL (The Spread)- The Jacksonville Jaguars have a new look thanks to a new head coach a new No. 1 receiver but their odds for success in 2012 are low.
Oddsmakers have set the Jaguars’ regular season win total for 2012 at 5 games, which is the lowest of all 32 NFL teams, although the Colts, Browns and Vikings have the same over/under. That total is the exact number of wins the Jaguars had in 2011.
Jacksonville was active in free agency, re-signing defensive end Jeremy Mincey and safety Dwight Lowery, and signing free agents Aaron Ross (Giants) and receiver Laurent Robinson (Cowboys). They also signed Chad Henne to backup young quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
In the draft, the Jaguars leapfrogged the St. Louis Rams in efforts to draft Justin Blackmon, who wound up being arrested for his second DUI in early June. Jacksonville also selected Clemson defensive end Andre Branch in the second round, California punter Bryan Anger in the third and Nevada outside linebacker Brandon Marshall in the fifth.
Of course, the biggest news this offseason has nothing to do with the changes the Jaguars made (which included hiring former Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey as their new head coach), but the ongoing contract dispute with running back Maurice Jones-Drew. The NFL’s leading rusher in 2011 is upset with his current deal and wants a pay raise, but the Jaguars don’t want to set a precedent of paying players with two years remaining on their current deal so the team refuses to give in to Jones-Drew’s demands. If a compromise can’t be reached, the Jaguars could be without their best player when they regular season starts in September.
2012 Jacksonville Jaguars Odds
2013 Super Bowl Odds: 200/1
AFC Championship Odds: 75/1
AFC South Odds: 15/1
2012 Win Total O/U: 5