Jacksonville Jaguars will induct Mark Brunell into “The Pride of the Jaguars”

Jacksonville Jaguars helmet rest on the sidelines during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Brunell spent the finest years of his 17-year career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he spent most of his career slinging southpaw throws in Jacksonville (nine years in total, so just over half). Brunell is also the Jaguars best quarterback in franchise history, as he once led the league in passing yards in 1996. That season, Brunell earned his first of three Pro Bowls, and the left-hander was also the league-leader with 7.8 yards per attempt.

According to the Florida Times Union’s Vico Stellino, the Jacksonville Jaguars will honor Mark Brunell by inducted him into “The Pride of the Jaguars” on the 15th of December. Brunell will be the fourth inductee (third player), as Jaguars legends RB Fred Taylor and OL Tony Boselli are in there with Delores Weaver, who was the Jaguars first honor.

Brunell definitely deserves this honor, and he did an excellent job getting the Jaguars up and running. He led the Jags to four straight playoff appearances from 1996 to 1999, earning a Pro Bowl in every season but 1998. The strong-armed QB would finish his career in Jacksonville with a QB Rating of 85.4 and a solid average of 7.1 yards per attempt. While he wasn’t great, the gunslinger was solid and established himself as one of the best deep passers in the game. He was also pretty accurate, because a 60% completion percentage carried a lot more weight in that era. Always known as a leader, Brunell certainly provided leadership for the Jaguars and was a huge key in their success.

He holds basically every passing record for the Jacksonville Jaguars, so it’s fitting that he will be inducted to their Hall of Fame in mid-December against the Buffalo Bills. Taylor, Boselli, and Brunell are three very recognizable names from that era, and all three of them were stars on the Jaguars offense. Even though Brunell had a couple of decent seasons for the Washington Redskins, he never had the same success elsewhere as he did in Jacksonville.

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  • unclealfie

    “Pride of the Jaguars”? That’s got to be a pretty short list!

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      Haha yeah, there are only three members. However, it has more to do with the fact that the Jaguars are such a young franchise imo. I mean the Panthers only have two members of their Hall of Honor who are not one of the first members of the team’s ownership (LB Sam Mills and exec Mike McCormack). The Panthers and Jags were, of course, expansions teams in the same year, though I also believe that the Panthers are a bit stingy with their Hall of Honor, aside from the almost haphazard induction of McCormack.