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#pounditTuesday, November 30, 2021

Jaguars nearly had Myles Jack play running back last season

The Jacksonville Jaguars were close to fully unleashing the kraken last season.

Speaking with the media on Sunday, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone discussed linebacker Myles Jack’s big contract extension with the team and revealed that they nearly had the 23-year-old play running back for them in 2018.

“I’m happy for Myles,” said Marrone, per team reporter Ashlyn Sullivan. “He’s a unique guy. He’s a guy that can play all three linebacker positions. There was also a time last year where we were getting him ready to play running back. He’s an exceptional athlete.”

Of course, Jack put himself on the map at UCLA as a two-way sensation, getting situational carries for the Bruins in addition to his linebacker duties and doing a lot of damage with them. In just over two collegiate seasons, he recorded 387 rushing yards with 5.7 yards per attempt and 11 touchdowns.

Indeed, the ex-second-rounder was a walking highlight in the UCLA backfield, and perhaps the Jaguars will consider the proposition again at some point.

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