The Jaguars may have lost their best point guard on Sunday for the remainder of the season when wide receiver / punt returner Jamal Agnew injured his hip.
Coach Urban Meyer described Agnew’s injury and potential impact loss going forward as devastating. Agnew was injured in the fourth quarter after awkwardly twisting a tackle after a 3-yard catch.
“He’s our – we all know what kind of a person he is, a talented guy, a quick guy,” Meyer said. “So we’ll know more tomorrow (Monday), but it’s a blow to the jaw. It is a problem.”
Agnew scored on a 66-yard rush last week against the Indianapolis Colts. In addition, he was emerging as an important receiver.
On the same game, Agnew was injured, starting left tackle Cam Robinson suffered a knee injury. Starting cornerback Shaquill Griffin was eliminated from the game with a concussion in the second quarter. In addition, cornerback Tyson Campbell injured his shoulder in the second half and did not return.
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Departure of the Jags chief of staff
Meyer confirmed after Sunday’s game that Jaguars chief of staff Fernando Lovo, who joined the franchise in January, is leaving the franchise to return to the University of Texas.
“Yeah, he came to see me last week and he wants to be a sporting director, and they offered him a really good job,” Meyer said. ”I knew it. Fernando is like a son to me so everything is positive. ”
Meyer shares thoughts on Mullen’s dismissal
Meyer said he didn’t see it coming with Dan Mullen’s dismissal as a University of Florida football coach on Sunday, calling the coaching profession difficult.
“He’s a close friend of mine. He’s a guy who has been with me for over 15 years, ”said Meyer. I didn’t see it coming. I know the expectations in Florida. I lived it. It is a top notch place. Dan and Megan are good friends. I’m sure Shelley spoke to Megan. So I’m gonna call her tonight. It’s a difficult job. ”
Robinson active against 49ers
The Jaguars’ RB James Robinson, who was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against San Francisco due to knee and heel injuries, was active but was limited to 12 carries for 29 yards. In addition, the Jaguars activated wide receiver John Brown from the practice squad. Brown was targeted once on Sunday but didn’t get a hold.
Herndon a healthy scratch
Cornerback Tre Herndon was on the inactive list for the third game in a row. Running back Devine Ozigbo joined Herndon on the roster on Sunday; cornerback Tre Herndon; linebacker Dakota Allen; tight end Jacob Hollister; outside linebacker / defensive end Jordan Smith.
End of sequence for Arnold
Jaguars tight end Dan Arnold recorded over 50 receiving yards in the last three games, but the streak ended against the 49ers. Arnold did not take a take and was not targeted. If Arnold had collected more than 50 receiving yards on Sunday, he would have become the first tight end in Jaguars history with four straight games of at least 50 yards.
Achieved a score of 100 QB
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo extended his streak to four straight games with a passer rating of at least 100. Garoppolo’s rating against the Jaguars was 126.3 after finishing 16 of 22 for 176 yards.
The Jags’ NFC woes continue
The Jaguars have now lost 14 straight games to opponents in the NFC, a streak that spans into 2018 when they beat the New York Giants 20-15 in Game 1 of the season. The Jaguars also missed an opportunity on Sunday to win back-to-back home games for the first time since 2017.
Allen always shines
Heading into Sunday’s game, Jaguars outside linebacker Josh Allen had 13 solo tackles for 30 tackles, 24 solo and 3.5 sacks in the past five games. He’s also had at least one QB hit in each of those five games, including three last week against the Indianapolis Colts. The defense had its issues against the 49ers, but Allen combined for 10 tackles, four solo with a tackle for loss.