Jaguars' 2015 NFL Season Odds
JACKSONVILLE, FL (The Spread) - Following an eventual offseason (both good and bad), the Jaguars have been given an over/under of 5.5 for their 2015 win total.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, on top of their win total being set at 5.5, the Jaguars are 200/1 long shots to win the 2016 Super Bowl. Along with the Titans, who are also 200/1, those odds are the worst of the 32 teams. Jacksonville is 100/1 to win the AFC Conference championship and is 20/1 to win the AFC South Division.
This offseason the Jaguars re-signed defensive end Tyson Alualu and linebacker Paul Posluszny while adding veteran free agents Julius Thomas, Stefen Wisniewski, Dan Skuta and Bernard Pierce. In the draft they selected Florida pass rusher Dante Fowler Jr. with the No. 3 overall pick and then nabbed Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon in the second.
Fowler then tore his ACL on the first day of mini-camp and will miss the entirety of the 2015 season. Fourth-round pick James Sample will also miss 10-12 weeks after he broke his arm in a separate OTA session.
While the Jaguars are seemingly heading in the right direction under coach Gus Bradley and GM David Caldwell, the team is still a year or two away from competing for a playoff berth. Their win total for 2015 also largely depends on the development of second-year quarterback Blake Bortles, who showed flashes in his rookie year but remains a raw player.