The Jacksonville Jaguars’ regular season debut didn’t go according to plan for the team, but a hard-fought loss was far from the worst possible outcome. They managed to stay competitive with the Washington Commanders in all four quarters, even managing to take a late lead that had them in a position to sneak out with a road win to kick off their 2022 campaign.
It was a heartbreaking loss for the Duval faithful, but the Jaguars are set for a resounding rebound in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts and will rely on the same contributors that got them so close to victory against Washington.
Here are the snap counts from Jacksonville’s loss to the Commanders in Week 1:
*Snap counts via NFL Game Statistics and Information System
The starting offensive line played nearly the entire game as a complete unit, with second-year tackle Walker Little only seeing the field for five snaps and newly acquired guard Cole Van Lanen playing just one.
Christian Kirk was in on 91 percent of the team’s offensive snaps, more than any other Jaguars skill position player.
Travis Etienne saw the lion’s share of snaps at running back, despite being outproduced by James Robinson in both yardage and scoring.
Speed-threat Jamal Agnew only saw the field on seven plays, tied for fifth-least on the team’s offense.
Tight end Evan Engram saw just four targets in his 50 downs played, a notably low amount for a starting tight end with a significant snap share.
Five players were in on every defensive down of the game, Rayshawn Jenkins, Andre Cisco, Foyesade Oluokun, Tyson Campbell, and Shaquill Griffin.
Devin Lloyd led all first-year defenders with a total of 69 snaps played.
First-overall pick Travon Walker played in 64 total snaps, good for 84 percent of the team’s defensive plays.
Promising linebacker Chad Muma saw the field just eight times.
Fan-favorite safety Andrew Wingard didn’t play a single snap on defense but saw the field in the majority of the Jaguars’ special teams plays.