The Jacksonville Jaguars enter the 2013 season with plenty more questions than answers.
The team has its third different head coach in three years in Gus Bradley, a young quarterback in Blaine Gabbert who has yet to live up to the billing of the 10th overall pick and a running back in Maurice Jones-Drew who is coming off a 2012 to forget after playing in just six games due to injury.
Needless to say, things haven’t been going the way the Jaguars, or their fans, have hoped over the past few seasons.
They missed the playoffs for the fifth straight season last year, and are looking to finally get back to being a team that the rest of the league, and its fans, will respect.
The Jaguars find themselves in the middle of the pack in terms of strength of schedule, and have some pieces in place—wide receivers Cecil Shorts III and Justin Blackmon and rookie safety Johnathan Cyprien—that can turn some heads and make the Jaguars a much tougher team to play against than they have been in year’s past.
And while they aren't expected to be a playoff-contending team this season, the Jaguars won’t be as bad as people may think.
But just how big of a stride will they make in Bradley’s first year?
Here is Jacksonville’s 2013 schedule:
Sunday, September 8 - KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Sunday, September 15 - at Oakland Raiders
Sunday, September 22 - at Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, September 29 - INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Sunday, October 6 - at St. Louis Rams
Sunday, October 13 - at Denver Broncos
Sunday, October 20 - SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Sunday, October 27 - SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (at London)
Sunday, November 3 - BYE
Sunday, November 10 - at Tennessee Titans
Sunday, November 17 - ARIZONA CARDINALS
Sunday, November 24 - at Houston Texans
Sunday, December 1 - at Cleveland Browns
Thursday, December 5 - HOUSTON TEXANS
Sunday, December 15 - BUFFALO BILLS
Sunday, December 22 - TENNESSEE TITANS
Sunday, December 29 - at Indianapolis Colts
It’s time to go game-by-game and figure out just how much better, or worse, the Jaguars will be in 2013.