The NFL’s 1995 expansion twins went in opposite directions on 2018 schedule release day. The Jaguars suddenly moved into a spotlight that’s surprisingly strong even in the wake of their AFC championship game run. By comparison, the Panthers entered a blackout.
The Jaguars are a marquee team. Starting immediately, they’ll be basking in attention Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys the chronically nondescript franchise rarely gets. In Week 1 they go to New York to play the Giants, who are on their second head coach since they ran off Tom Coughlin — now the Jaguars’ vice president — after the 2015 season. They play the Steelers at home on Sunday Night Football in Week 11; they beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh in the regular season and the playoffs. They play the other two teams they faced in the AFC playoffs, at Buffalo in Week 12 and at home against the Patriots in Week 2. And in arguably their first highly anticipated London game, they face the Eagles in Week 8 — the team they would have played in Minneapolis in February had they held their fourth-quarter lead in Foxborough.
The Buccaneers’ first four games before their Week 5 bye are at the Saints, the Eagles and Steelers at home, and at the Bears.
Saquon is a great guy, Darnold said. I was able to have some very long conversations with him about this whole process and what we’ve been through. It was really the first time I’ve met him personally, so that was really cool to meet him and hang out with him a little bit.
The good news for both teams: Barkley and Darnold are accustomed to handling the attention that comes with being high-profile athletes. Barkley has a magnetic personality and an easy demeanor in front of the cameras, while Darnold is polished and knows to avoid controversy.
They’ll go their separate ways now. Barkley, who also became a new father this week, will fly to New Jersey to meet his new teammates in East Rutherford and answer the same questions again for a Saturday press conference. Darnold Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys will make the same trip east to Florham Park.