Since the beginning of the 2016 NFL season, Jags fans have had to watch from the stands as the Jaguars lose each week to their opponents. The entire season has gone by with only a few wins and many losses. Jaguar fans continue to support the franchised team that has been on the NFL roster since 1995. Each year the sports critics write that dreaded line: “maybe next year”. Many next years have gone by and Jaguars have continued their losing streak in front of fans that yearn for a NFL championship. Vikings beat the Jags 25-16. Jags current season score is 2-11.
The favorable highlights of this week’s game again the Minnesota Vikings was the halftime festivities for the induction of former Jaguar Jimmy Smith into the Pride of Jaguars. During the halftime ceremony, Jaguars owner Shad Khan inducted legendary WR Jimmy Smith into the Pride of the Jaguars, making him the sixth member to date and fourth Jaguars player to be inducted. A five-time Pro Bowl performer, Smith was a key to the Jaguars’ early success when the team earned four straight playoff appearances from 1996-99 and played in eight postseason games, including two AFC Championships. He was the Jaguars’ leading receiver seven times and was voted to the Pro Bowl five consecutive years from 1997-2001. Smith is the team’s all-time leader in receptions (862), receiving yards (12,287), receiving touchdowns (67), consecutive games with a reception (86), games with 200-plus receiving yards (two) and games with 100-plus receiving yards (46). His name was unveiled on the west side of the stadium alongside his fellow Pride members. As fans departed EverBank Field at the end of the game they received a commemorative Jimmy Smith poster to celebrate the occasion. Fans left the stadium with their commemorative poster and vowed, “maybe next year”. Jaguar’s final home game is scheduled for Saturday, December 24th at 1 p.m. versus the Tennessee Titans.