JACKSONVILLE – The division may never have been tougher.
That's the Jaguars' reality as the 2020 season approaches – that the AFC South may be as tough as it has been in nearly twenty years of existence.
The Houston Texans have won four of the past five division titles, and as long as they have quarterback Deshaun Watson they figure to be a contender. The Tennessee Titans advanced to the AFC Championship Game last season. The Indianapolis Colts?
They signed quarterback Philip Rivers as an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, a move that could add an elite quarterback to a talented young roster – and a move that some believe could allow the Colts to contend for the division title.
Where does that leave the Jaguars?
Senior writer John Oehser wanted the answer to that question and more, and that's what this week's O-Zone Podcast is all about. Oehser was joined on the podcast by three long-tenured beat writers around the AFC South – Jim Wyatt of Titansonline.com (Titans), John McClain of the Houston Chronicle (Texans) and Mike Chappell of Indianapolis Fox 59 (Colts).
All have covered their respective teams for two decades or more, and the trio together has nearly 100 years experience covering the NFL.
Where do the Jaguars rank in the South entering '20? How will the Texans fare without All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins? Is quarterback Ryan Tannehill the franchise guy in Tennessee? Can Rivers be the answer at quarterback in Indianapolis?
To find out the answers – and to hear the entire O-Zone Podcast with Wyatt, McClain and Chappell – click here.