Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack has hit injured reserve, which will end his 2019 campaign. He left Week 13’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a knee injury, and would not return to the field.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport broke the news via Twitter on Thursday morning.
Source: #Jaguars LB Myles Jack (knee) is going on Injured Reserve today. A hit to the Jacksonville defense.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 5, 2019
Jack was drafted in 2016 to the Jaguars, after falling to the second round. He was originally projected to be a first round selection, but concerns over his knee caused him to fall in the draft. Despite those concerns, this is the first injury of his NFL career.
Jacksonville and Jack agreed to a 4-year, $57 million deal before the 2019 season began. In his 59 games with the Jaguars, Jack has three fumble recoveries, one touchdown, and 5.5 sacks. At the linebacker position, he has collected 285 tackles (199 solo).
The Jags will definitely miss his production, especially considering they are on the outside looking in at the playoffs. At 4-8, they are fourth in the AFC South and all but eliminated. Losing one of their best defensive pieces certainly will not help.
In Week 14, the Los Angeles Chargers will visit Jacksonville as both teams try and keep their playoff hopes alive.
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