2020 Jacksonville Jaguars season
OwnerShahid Khan
Head coachDoug Marrone
General managerDavid Caldwell (fired Nov. 29)
Trent Baalke (interim)
Home fieldTIAA Bank Field
Results
Record1–15
Division place4th AFC South
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersNone
Uniform

The 2020 season was the Jacksonville Jaguars' 26th season in the National Football League, their eighth and final season under general manager David Caldwell and their fourth and final season under head coach Doug Marrone. With a Week 11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Jaguars dropped to 1–9 resulting in their third consecutive losing season and their ninth in ten seasons. After a loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 12, the Jaguars both failed to improve on their 6–10 record from the previous season and were eliminated from playoff contention for the third consecutive season. They surpassed their loss total from the previous season after an overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings.[1]

On November 29, 2020, the Jaguars fired general manager David Caldwell following a 1–10 start to the season.[2]

The Jaguars had the worst record in the 2020 season, and thereby earned the first overall draft pick for the first time in franchise history after a Week 16 loss to the Chicago Bears coupled with a win by the New York Jets.[3] Following their week 17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, the Jaguars became the fourth team in NFL history (and the second since the 16-game expansion) to win their season opener but lose their remaining games; the only other teams that accomplished this were the 1936 Philadelphia Eagles, the 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers, and the 2001 Carolina Panthers.[4] The 1–15 record was also the worst in franchise history.

On January 4, 2021, the Jaguars fired head coach Doug Marrone, who finished his tenure in Jacksonville with a 25–44 (.362) record.

Draft

Main article: 2020 NFL Draft

2020 Jacksonville Jaguars Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 9 C. J. Henderson CB Florida
20 K'Lavon Chaisson OLB LSU from Los Angeles Rams
2 42 Laviska Shenault WR Colorado
3 73 DaVon Hamilton DT Ohio State
4 116 Ben Bartch OT Saint John's
137 Josiah Scott CB Michigan State from San Francisco via Denver
140 Shaquille Quarterman ILB Miami from Chicago
5 157 Daniel Thomas S Auburn from Baltimore via Atlanta
165 Collin Johnson WR Texas from Los Angeles Rams
6 189 Jake Luton QB Oregon State
206 Tyler Davis TE Georgia Tech from Seattle
7 223 Chris Claybrooks CB Memphis

Pre-draft trades

Staff

2020 Jacksonville Jaguars staff
Front office
  • Owner – Shahid Khan
  • President – Mark Lamping
  • General manager – Trent Baalke (interim)
  • Senior vice president of football administration & technology – Tony Khan
  • Special assistant to the general manager – John Idzik Jr.
  • Director of football administration – Tim Walsh
  • Director of football operations – Hamzah Ahmad
  • Director of player personnel – Trent Baalke
  • Assistant director of player personnel – Andy Dengler
  • Director of pro personnel – Chris Driggers
  • Assistant director of pro personnel – DeJuan Polk
  • Director of college scouting – Mark Ellenz
  • Assistant director of college scouting – Paul Roell
  • Director of player development and youth football – Marcus Pollard
  • Assistant to the head coach & administrator of coaching operations – ElizaBeth Mayers
  • Director of team administration – Tyler Wolf

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and conditioning – Tom Myslinski
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Cedric Scott
  • Strength and conditioning associate – Sean Karpf
  • Strength and conditioning associate – Jess Langvardt

Final roster

2020 Jacksonville Jaguars final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 active (+1 exempt), 22 inactive, 15 practice squad (+1 exempt)

Preseason

The Jaguars' preseason schedule was announced on May 7, but was later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[11]

Week Date Opponent Venue Result
1 August 13 at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2 August 22 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium
3 August 29 Washington Football Team TIAA Bank Field
4 September 3 Atlanta Falcons TIAA Bank Field

Regular season

Schedule

The Jaguars' 2020 schedule was announced on May 7.[11]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 13 Indianapolis Colts W 27–20 1–0 TIAA Bank Field Recap
2 September 20 at Tennessee Titans L 30–33 1–1 Nissan Stadium Recap
3 September 24 Miami Dolphins L 13–31 1–2 TIAA Bank Field Recap
4 October 4 at Cincinnati Bengals L 25–33 1–3 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
5 October 11 at Houston Texans L 14–30 1–4 NRG Stadium Recap
6 October 18 Detroit Lions L 16–34 1–5 TIAA Bank Field Recap
7 October 25 at Los Angeles Chargers L 29–39 1–6 SoFi Stadium Recap
8 Bye
9 November 8 Houston Texans L 25–27 1–7 TIAA Bank Field Recap
10 November 15 at Green Bay Packers L 20–24 1–8 Lambeau Field Recap
11 November 22 Pittsburgh Steelers L 3–27 1–9 TIAA Bank Field Recap
12 November 29 Cleveland Browns L 25–27 1–10 TIAA Bank Field Recap
13 December 6 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–27 (OT) 1–11 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
14 December 13 Tennessee Titans L 10–31 1–12 TIAA Bank Field Recap
15 December 20 at Baltimore Ravens L 14–40 1–13 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
16 December 27 Chicago Bears L 17–41 1–14 TIAA Bank Field Recap
17 January 3 at Indianapolis Colts L 14–28 1–15 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week One: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 7 10 0320
Jaguars 0 14 31027

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 2: at Tennessee Titans

Week Two: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 7 3 71330
Titans 14 10 6333

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Week 3: vs. Miami Dolphins

Week Three: Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 14 7 7331
Jaguars 0 7 0613

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 4: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week Four: Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 7 6 01225
Bengals 3 7 17633

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

Week 5: at Houston Texans

Week Five: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 7 0714
Texans 0 10 31730

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: October 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: None (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 12,413
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton and Sherree Burruss
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 6: vs. Detroit Lions

Week Six: Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Lions 7 10 71034
Jaguars 3 0 7616

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 7: at Los Angeles Chargers

Week Seven: Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 14 15029
Chargers 9 7 20339

at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California

  • Date: October 25
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EDT/1:25 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 68 °F (20 °C)
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton and Sherree Burruss
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 9: vs. Houston Texans

Week Nine: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 10 10 7027
Jaguars 7 9 3625

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: November 8
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 79 °F (26 °C)
  • Game attendance: 15,668
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 10: at Green Bay Packers

Week Ten: Jacksonville Jaguars at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 3 7 7320
Packers 0 17 0724

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 15
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 38 °F (3 °C)
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Shawn Smith
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Greg Jennings, Brock Huard and Jen Hale
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 11: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week Eleven: Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 17 01027
Jaguars 3 0 003

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 12: vs. Cleveland Browns

Week Twelve: Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 7 10 3727
Jaguars 3 10 6625

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: November 29
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 70 °F (21 °C)
  • Game attendance: 15,926
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 13: at Minnesota Vikings

Week Thirteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Jaguars 9 0 78024
Vikings 0 6 135327

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: December 6
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: None (indoor stadium)
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Land Clark
  • TV announcers (CBS): Beth Mowins and Jay Feely
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 14: vs. Tennessee Titans

Week Fourteen: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 7 10 14031
Jaguars 0 3 7010

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: December 13
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 69 °F (21 °C)
  • Game attendance: 15,896
  • Referee: Adrian Hill
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 15: at Baltimore Ravens

Week Fifteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 0 7714
Ravens 9 17 7740

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: December 20
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Mostly cloudy, 39 °F (4 °C)
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton and Sheree Burruss
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 16: vs. Chicago Bears

Week Sixteen: Chicago Bears at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bears 7 6 21741
Jaguars 3 7 0717

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: December 27
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear, 55 °F (13 °C)
  • Game attendance: 17,445
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon and Jay Feely
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 17: at Indianapolis Colts

Week Seventeen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 7 7014
Colts 10 10 0828

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: January 3, 2021
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: None (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 9,976
  • Referee: Shawn Smith
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton and Sherree Burruss
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Standings

Division

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) Tennessee Titans 11 5 0 .688 5–1 8–4 491 439 W1
(7) Indianapolis Colts 11 5 0 .688 4–2 7–5 451 362 W1
Houston Texans 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 384 464 L5
Jacksonville Jaguars 1 15 0 .063 1–5 1–11 306 492 L15

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Kansas City Chiefs West 14 2 0 .875 4–2 10–2 .465 .464 L1
2 Buffalo Bills East 13 3 0 .813 6–0 10–2 .512 .471 W6
3 Pittsburgh Steelers North 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 .475 .448 L1
4[a] Tennessee Titans South 11 5 0 .688 5–1 8–4 .475 .398 W1
Wild Cards
5[b][c] Baltimore Ravens North 11 5 0 .688 4–2 7–5 .494 .401 W5
6[c][d] Cleveland Browns North 11 5 0 .688 3–3 7–5 .451 .406 W1
7[a][b][d] Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 4–2 7–5 .443 .384 W1
Did not qualify for the postseason
8 Miami Dolphins East 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 .467 .347 L1
9 Las Vegas Raiders West 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 .539 .477 W1
10[e] New England Patriots East 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 .527 .429 W1
11[e] Los Angeles Chargers West 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 .482 .344 W4
12 Denver Broncos West 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 .566 .388 L3
13 Cincinnati Bengals North 4 11 1 .281 1–5 4–8 .529 .438 L1
14 Houston Texans South 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 .541 .219 L5
15 New York Jets East 2 14 0 .125 0–6 1–11 .594 .656 L1
16 Jacksonville Jaguars South 1 15 0 .063 1–5 1–11 .549 .688 L15
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ a b Tennessee finished ahead of Indianapolis based on division record.
  2. ^ a b Baltimore finished ahead of Indianapolis based on head-to-head victory. Division tiebreaker used to eliminate Cleveland (see below).
  3. ^ a b Baltimore finished ahead of Cleveland based on head-to-head sweep.
  4. ^ a b Cleveland finished ahead of Indianapolis based on head-to-head victory.
  5. ^ a b New England finished ahead of the LA Chargers based on head-to-head victory.
  6. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

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