Jacksonville Sports Day

Looking Back: London Loss, Jaguars Trade Fowler, Add QB

JACKSONVILLE — Reeling for four straight losses, the Jacksonville Jaguars are regrouping.

So to speak.

The Jaguars have traded fourth-year defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a 2019 third-round draft pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick.

“It is going to start with me. I’m going to take responsibility for it, and I have to be able to change that. I have to get everyone pulling in the same direction, everyone to understand accountability and what that means and everyone to do their job,” said head coach Doug Marrone.

Former Steelers backup QB Landry Jones has added to the depth chart. As the backup to Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh, Jones started five games, completing 63.9 percent of his passes, averaging 7.8 yards per attempt, and generating a passer rating of 86.2.

The Jaguars now have seven picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, including one selection in the first, second, fourth, sixth and seventh rounds, as well as two selections in the third round (one acquired from the Los Angeles Rams in today’s trade).

The Jaguars have eight picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, including one selection in the first, second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh rounds, as well as two selections in the fifth round. One acquired from the Los Angeles Rams in today’s trade.

Fowler, the 2015 NFL Draft’s third overall pick, has appeared in 39 games for the Jaguars and made one start. In 2018, he’s registered five tackles, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

In 2017, he recorded a career-high 8.0 sacks and played in all 16 regular season games. Fowler recorded a career-high 32 tackles in 2016 after missing his rookie season with a knee injury.

After falling to the Philadelphia Eagles, 24-18, Jacksonville heads into the bye week with a 3-5 record.

QB Blake Bortles became the second QB in franchise history to throw 100 career TD passes when he completed an 11-yard TD pass to Dede Westbrook in the third quarter of the loss to the Eagles.

Bortles has thrown for 10 TDs this season.

T.J. Yeldon leads the team in rushing yards with 334, rushing attempts, 81 and has the second-highest rushing average.

Yeldon leads the team with 37 receptions and has posted 346 receiving yards and four receiving TDs.

He is one of three players in the NFL with at least 300 rushing yards and four receiving TDs

Jacksonville has the league’s top-ranked passing defense (190.0 net passing yards per game allowed), ranks second in the NFL total defense (313.3 yards allowed per game) and also ranks second in yards allowed per play (5.03).

The third quarter of the Jaguars’ season features two matchups against the Colts, a prime time appearance against Pittsburgh in their first Sunday Night Football game since 2008 and a trip to Buffalo in Week 12.

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