Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts is clearly the team’s best skill position player, so losing him for the remainder of the season would undoubtedly hurt the Jaguars on-field product significantly. While the Jaguars really want to get some positive results at the end of the season to build confidence, it’s fair to wonder if sitting out Shorts is indeed the best option. His groin injury was serious enough to cost the uber-tough wideout to miss yesterday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, and he revealed last week that he will need surgery on his groin at the end of the season.
According to the Florida Times-Union’s Ryan O’Halloran, Shorts doesn’t want to sit out for the remainder of the season, and I’m sure he is extremely strongly against sitting out. What I would like to know, though, are Gus Bradley’s thoughts on the matter, since the decision ultimately resides with him and the Jaguars medical staff.
But yeah, there’s no doubt that Shorts wants to be out there despite the groin injury, and it will be interesting to see if he returns this week against the Tennessee Titans. Shorts is one of the game’s best wideouts, and he played through an SC sprain earlier this year. Consider his status for this week’s rivalry game iffy, but I have a feeling we will most likely see him out there in Week 17 against the Indianapolis Colts.