Greatest Player: Fred Taylor
Over the first four years of Fred Taylor’s NFL career, some people whispered that he might be injury-prone, especially after missing nearly the entire 2001 season. Taylor shut up those critics by running for more than 1,200 yards in each of the next three seasons, while adding more than 340 yards receiving in said three seasons as well.
Despite making the Pro Bowl only one time in his NFL career, Taylor is tops in the history of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ franchise in nearly any career rushing stastic thta you can think of — 42 in total, to be exact.
Runner Up: Tony Boselli
The 1990’s could be referred to as “The Golden Age of left tackles in the NFL.” A few of them have already been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame (Orlando Pace and Jonathan Ogden). But Tony Boselli might’ve been the best of them all, and would’ve been well on his way to an enshrinement in Canton had his career not been cut short by injury. The first ever selection of the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise was one of the early “genetic freaks” at left tackle, showing remarkable athleticism for a man that stood 6’7 and weighed 320lbs.
He was a five time Pro Bowl selection and three time All Pro in his six year career. His career came to a premature end due to an injury to his left shoulder, a result of years of weightlifting and constant pounding. Boselli attempted a comeback with the Houston Texans, but he was never healthy enough to make it onto the field.