It must be difficult to be a captain on a struggling– borderline awful– football team. Myles Jack, the Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker, has found ways to cope with his situation. Between binging on Netflix series and playing video games, Myles Jack can usually forget about last week’s loss by Wednesday.
Honestly, I think some of us can relate to his “anger therapy.”
“This is what I’ve been doing,” Myles Jack said on the pressure of leading the Jacksonville Jaguars. “I come home on Sunday. I’ll play “Call of Duty: Warzone” until I get madder about losing in ‘Warzone’ than the game. Then I go to sleep. Then I wake up Monday, I’ll still be sore and beat up, probably watch “Narcos,” play ‘Warzone’. It’s kind of like a switch between watching Narcos and playing Warzone until Wednesday rolls around and I’ll forget about it by then, but you have to keep going.”
From what he said in his interview, it doesn’t sound like Myles Jack likes losing. And from what it sounds like, Myles Jack isn’t someone you would want to run into in a Call of Duty chat room. When it really comes down to it, professional athletes like Jack are no different than us. All you need to unwind is some video games and quality television.
Myles Jack and the Jacksonville Jaguars Woes
While Myles Jack can take solace in not being on the worst team in football, it’s pretty close. With only one win on the season, the only team with a worse record are the New York Jets at 0-13. To be fair, they play in one of the tougher divisions in the NFL, playing the Titans and the Colts twice a year.
Both of those teams currently hold a 9-4 record. They also have to play the Houston Texans, who would certainly have a better record had many of their players not tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs.
One of the only things the Jacksonville Jaguars have in their favor is one of the first picks of the 2021 NFL Draft. With players like Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields likely coming into the league, the Jaguars will be in position to fill their hole at quarterback. Unfortunately, quarterback is only one of the many holes in the Jaguars team.