Jacksonville is limping down the home stretch of the 2021 season. The team is 2-12 this season and is coming off a 14-point loss to fellow AFC side Houston. Trevor Lawrence’s rookie season didn’t go to plan as a lack of support around him on offense severely limited his output.
To make matters worse, coach Urban Meyer’s conduct led to him being fired just 13 games into his tenure in Jacksonville, and that team will undergo another coaching search this offseason.
But there are still three games to go before that happens, and the first is a road game against a New York Jets team that hasn’t fared much better. The Jets are 3-11 and rookie quarterback Zach Wilson is struggling even more than Lawrence. To make matters worse, the team could be left without 15 players and their coach Robert Saleh after they were all placed on the Reserves/COVID-19 roster.
The Jags, however, could face the problems of COVID themselves. Three starters were placed on the roster in Josh Allen, Laviska Shenault Jr. and Ben Bartch, and since Allen is unvaccinated, he was ruled out for the game.
If you try to watch this match on TV, the AFC welterweight matchup will be televised locally on CBS in the green shaded area below, per 506Sports.
The game will be televised in most of northern Florida and southern Georgia, as well as a small portion of southern South Carolina. In the north, the game will air around New York, expanding to most of New Jersey. Spero Dedes and Jay Feely will be on the call for the 1 p.m. kickoff.
Jacksonville doesn’t have much left to play, and it’s arguable whether winning this game would be a negative, as the team is currently in a position to pick first overall in the 2022 draft, but would drop to No. 4 with a victory this week. . Still, fans should want to see Lawrence outplay Wilson in a battle between the No. 1 and No. 2 picks that doesn’t look as interesting as it did before the season.