Jaguars Season Odds
After a disastrous 2008 season, the Jacksonville Jaguars look to bounce back in 2009 and fulfill the promises that fell flat two years when the team lost in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
The Jags made a couple of significant moves this offseason, signing long-time veteran receiver Torry Holt (Rams), offensive tackle Tra Thomas (Eagles) and safety Marlon McCree (Broncos).
In the draft, Jacksonville made an effort to address its major weakness in 2008: the offensive line. The team selected Virginia offensive tackle Eugene Monroe with the eighth overall pick and then Arizona O-tackle Eben Britton in the second round.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made the Jaguars 50/1 long shots to win Super Bowl XLIV. They also gave Jacksonville 20/1 odds to win the AFC and 5.5/1 odds to win the AFC South.
At 50/1 odds to win, the Jaguars offer outstanding value. They struggled last year not because the roster was devoid of talent, but because injuries ripped the squad apart. The offensive line suffered the most, but the additions of Thomas, Monroe and Britton should definitely help turn things around. Assuming quarterback David Garrard bounces back and Holt still has enough left in the tank to help take the weight of the offense off Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville should once again become the ground attack it once was. That should also help the defense recover from a disastrous ’08, especially considering there’s still a ton of talent on that side of the ball. Look for the Jags to bounce back this season and don’t be afraid to take advantage of their long odds.
Odds to win Super Bowl XLIV
Jacksonville Jaguars 50/1
Odds to win the AFC 2009-2010
Jacksonville Jaguars 20/1
Odds to win the AFC South 2009-2010
Jacksonville Jaguars 5.5/1
Posted: 6/19/09 12:35AM ET