How the Jacksonville Jaguars came moments from the Super Bowl, then blew up in record time

It's easy to forget how close the Jacksonville Jaguars came to reaching the Super Bowl for the first time ever. Their 2017 season was an impressive, unexpected ride as the defense turned in an incredible performance and the offense rushed through everyone in their way. But even when so much falls in place for a team, the Jags are a cautionary tale that sometimes EVERYTHING must go right to be successful in the NFL.
There were issues in free agency, from an extension to Bortles to picking the wrong receiver to just totally screwing up potential deals. Infighting between players and a leadership role that went unreplaced led to further disfunction. And when the man in charge of the entire operation is, essentially, an ass, everything gets cranked up a notch.
Written and produced by Will Buikema (@wbuik)
Directed and edited by Ryan Simmons (@rysimmons)
Motion graphics by Phil Pasternak
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  1. Secret Base

    Secret Base

    پیش ماه

    thanks for coming by, hope you stick around and enjoy yourselves. get comfortable and once you tire of our abode, feel free to read about the time Blake Bortles ghosted me (Will) - www.sbnation.com/secret-base/2021/2/6/22269012/the-time-blake-bortles-ghosted-me

    • Martin Cain

      Martin Cain

      پیش 10 روز

      @Thomas Berryman ll and the Seahawks

    • Thomas Berryman ll

      Thomas Berryman ll

      پیش 13 روز

      You should do the Eagles next.

    • Martin Cain

      Martin Cain

      پیش 24 روز

      Guys please please please do a collapse on the Houston Texans I just found out that J.J. Watt is no longer with the Team he asked to be released guys This is the end of the Houston Texans

    • truth seeker chris

      truth seeker chris

      پیش 26 روز

      @Erik Inc yes even 0ne of the analyst said nobody wanna see jags in superbowl. They wasn't marketable enough

    • Harry Engel

      Harry Engel

      پیش 28 روز

      Good in the early 80’s, but sucked in the back half of the decade. Passing (no pun intended) on Dan Marino hurt greatly

  2. Jared Tetreault

    Jared Tetreault

    پیش 2 ساعت

    Big... Nick Foles (Cop out)

  3. Jared Tetreault

    Jared Tetreault

    پیش 3 ساعت

    I would love to see a video on the ‘06 Colts and how they had a 7-year collapse after losing Super Bowl XLIV

  4. Cloudier Penny38

    Cloudier Penny38

    پیش 7 ساعت

    I’m sensing a Texans collapse episode coming in the near future if Watson leaves. Long live Bill O Brien and his stupidity

  5. Orlando Woodson

    Orlando Woodson

    پیش 8 ساعت

    They would've beaten the Patriots if the referees hadn't erred in blowing the play dead. You had to be watching the game to fully understand. The team was better Philadelphia that season. Everything would've changed after a Super Bowl win.

  6. Andrew Avila

    Andrew Avila

    پیش 12 ساعت

    Collapse of the 2018 eagles

  7. 813 Sports

    813 Sports

    پیش روز

    Do a collapse on the Houston Oilers

  8. Connor Girard

    Connor Girard

    پیش 2 روز

    You guys need to do 2017 Philadelphia Eagles

  9. Suburban Meyer

    Suburban Meyer

    پیش 5 روز

    This is the past. The future is bright for Jag Nation!!!

  10. Andrew Francis

    Andrew Francis

    پیش 5 روز

    I remember watching that jags v Steelers game and it being my favorite playoff game ever. I’m not even a fan of either team but it’s disappointed how the refs sold on that fumble vs the patriots .

  11. Chaim Meir Zaner

    Chaim Meir Zaner

    پیش 5 روز

    Great video guy. I'd love to see a video about the Texas Rangers of the early to mid 2010s. From back to back world series appearances to getting eliminated twice by the blue jays in dramatic fashion to falling off the face of the earth. I think it would make for a great video

  12. Louie Torres

    Louie Torres

    پیش 6 روز

    You should do a Collapse on season 8 of Game of Thrones

  13. Dylan Dickey

    Dylan Dickey

    پیش 7 روز

    Myles jack wasn’t down! The nfl robbed the jags🤬

  14. Broman


    پیش 7 روز

    Give me an Eagles Collapse now that we have lost just about everyone. I want to feel pain.

  15. LEE Paul

    LEE Paul

    پیش 8 روز

    This episode is a bit stretch, as the 2017 season was a fluke or one-hit-wonder at best, but not a collapse cuz the Jaguars were bad in previous seasons! From 2011 to 2016, they averaged 3.4 wins per season, and worse since 2017. 2017 was nothing but a fluke. At least other teams made to the championship games or had a best record, or a contender for a period of time. The Jaguars fit none of them.

  16. doommaster677


    پیش 8 روز

    As much as it pains me to say it, a collapse of the Blackhawks dynasty after that third Stanley Cup victory back in 2015 is likely on the docket as well

  17. Paul


    پیش 9 روز

    Mark Brunell.

  18. maddie A

    maddie A

    پیش 9 روز

    The eager flesh suprisingly destroy because sweets prudently permit midst a enchanting museum. icky, three spear

  19. alda benavides

    alda benavides

    پیش 10 روز

    The true minibus randomly crawl because almanac indirectly juggle toward a accurate surname. selfish, early patient

  20. Lani Mota-Garcia

    Lani Mota-Garcia

    پیش 11 روز

    Do a Celtics one after Bird left

  21. Alex Spitznaugle

    Alex Spitznaugle

    پیش 11 روز

    Unpopular opinion: Myles Jack wasn’t down And I’m a Pittsburgh fan

  22. Eli Smith

    Eli Smith

    پیش 12 روز

    The next episode of Collapse better be the Falcons. 28-3 in the Super Bowl, flash forward 4 years and they're 4-12 and losing games in spectacular fashion.

    • Macabree


      پیش 11 روز

      perfectly said. And remember, the year before their SB, they were in the Divisional championship and lost a nailbiter. Flash forward and they're pure horrible and getting worse because Matty Ice is nearing end of his career

  23. Javier Arroyo

    Javier Arroyo

    پیش 12 روز

    Collapse!??!! One good season

  24. itsdrearwolf gaming

    itsdrearwolf gaming

    پیش 13 روز

    Do one about the wizards from 12-19

  25. Y V

    Y V

    پیش 13 روز

    Philadelphia Eagles

  26. Göbekli Pepé • 12K years ago

    Göbekli Pepé • 12K years ago

    پیش 13 روز

    Thanks jags for giving us championship Lenny.

  27. RKGSD


    پیش 13 روز

    Yes they actually had a lead in that AFC title game against the Patriots. It's almost as if the team didn't believe they were really about to beat Brady and company. Same goes for the Falcons the year before. They needed the mentality and focus of the Eagles.

  28. B. Weatherspoon

    B. Weatherspoon

    پیش 13 روز

    Waiting for the 85 Chicago Bears, that collapse hurts like hell

    • B. Weatherspoon

      B. Weatherspoon

      پیش 11 روز

      @Macabree ferocious but a ton of personality and fun to watch. Jim McMahon and Steve McMichael became my two favorites, if they weren't football players they could have fit right into WWF...except one tried...oh God don't make me relive those memories 😭

    • Macabree


      پیش 11 روز

      yes a brutal 85 bears defensive team. Only people who got to watch that team play will understand how ferocious that team was against their opponents

  29. C S

    C S

    پیش 14 روز


  30. Xaysana Boriboune

    Xaysana Boriboune

    پیش 14 روز

    Do new england after brady

  31. KJ Martin

    KJ Martin

    پیش 15 روز

    You guys should do one on the Legion of Boom

  32. Ry Watts

    Ry Watts

    پیش 15 روز

    As a lifelong jags fan, this video brought back painful memories. #mylesjackwasntdown

  33. David Kirker

    David Kirker

    پیش 15 روز

    This is great, but I cant wait for the 2017 Eagles ones.

  34. zack manerd

    zack manerd

    پیش 15 روز

    Pls do the Texans collapse from the 24-0 lead in the div playoffs

  35. Corey TheApprentice

    Corey TheApprentice

    پیش 15 روز

    Can talk do the Detroit Tigers. From world series to.... Whatever they're doing now.

  36. Anthony Davis

    Anthony Davis

    پیش 15 روز

    Don’t worry guys we’ll get the patriots collapse in 2-3 years

  37. Brian


    پیش 16 روز

    Is this a re-upload?

  38. Pedro Salazar

    Pedro Salazar

    پیش 16 روز

    The downfall of the Jaguars started when the refs blew that ball that Myles Jack returned dead

  39. Vincent Desbiens

    Vincent Desbiens

    پیش 16 روز

    This was amazingly painful to watch. Thanks SB...

  40. Jules Morel

    Jules Morel

    پیش 16 روز


  41. David Ford

    David Ford

    پیش 16 روز

    Ima die hard titans fan but I still wanted them to beat NE and get fed to the Eagles

  42. Wesley Davidson

    Wesley Davidson

    پیش 16 روز

    Jags had some of the best uniforms in NFL history

  43. Life in the 413

    Life in the 413

    پیش 17 روز

    Jason Mendoza's favorite team.

  44. Siders Productions

    Siders Productions

    پیش 17 روز

    Boy this thing hurting me too watch! I probably cry when the credits hit.😂😂 I been a Jags fan since ‘99 but after this year and the implosion of the team and talent along with the unwatchable season last year, I threw in the towel! Too soon.😔

    • Siders Productions

      Siders Productions

      پیش 16 روز

      @FIU Student what about him? He needs receivers, an O-line, a great offensive scheme. Nobody even knows if he will be anything in the NFL.

    • FIU Student

      FIU Student

      پیش 17 روز

      What about trevor lawrence

  45. Derrick Ross

    Derrick Ross

    پیش 17 روز

    My go-to burger topping is hatch chiles. If I can find those, that's what I roll with.

  46. Tik Toks Greatest Moments

    Tik Toks Greatest Moments

    پیش 17 روز

    Come on man, everyone knows that this game was rigged and. The jaguars were the clear winners here but the officials took that away from them.

  47. Bigbluedog 123

    Bigbluedog 123

    پیش 17 روز

    Do 2017 eagles

  48. Jake Melchior

    Jake Melchior

    پیش 17 روز

    Now that the Wentz Pederson era is officially over you gotta do the Eagles

    • Tanner Plummer

      Tanner Plummer

      پیش 15 روز

      I hate to admit it but yes

  49. The EngiNerd

    The EngiNerd

    پیش 17 روز

    “Josh Allen trash” I bet Jalen Ramsey is eating those words now

    • Doogan P

      Doogan P

      پیش 14 روز

      I’m sure he’d just give all the credit to Diggs.

  50. rnk 71

    rnk 71

    پیش 17 روز

    Do the 2012 bulls

  51. Nikolas Beeney

    Nikolas Beeney

    پیش 17 روز

    you should do the 2016 falcons

  52. BIG BOYI


    پیش 17 روز

    I just realized that all 4 teams in the championship games that year missed the playoffs this year jags, pats, Vikings, and eagles

    • EZR


      پیش 12 روز

      @James Burns neither did the 4 teams from 1998 championship games: Broncos, Minnesota, Atlanta, and the Jets

    • James Burns

      James Burns

      پیش 16 روز

      So did all for 4 teams from the 2015 championship games Pats, Broncos, Panthers and Cardinals

  53. Boski Woski

    Boski Woski

    پیش 17 روز

    Blake Bortles missed wide open receivers in 4th qtr ruined their chances. His bad throwing mechanics finally caught up to him. And now he's no longer with team. Enough said.

  54. Lane Dwver

    Lane Dwver

    پیش 18 روز

    I love how 3/4 of the video is just the Collapse

  55. Julian Herrera

    Julian Herrera

    پیش 18 روز

    2014 Seahawks

  56. Brian Barnes

    Brian Barnes

    پیش 18 روز

    Leonard Fournette got his ring 💍 . Missed out on his first sb thanks to Brady and got his first sb win thanks to Brady.

  57. DAY 99

    DAY 99

    پیش 18 روز

    Please do the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles 🤞🏽

  58. Vincent


    پیش 18 روز

    Jags FO could’ve had kings ransom of picks for all the players they got rid of instead they let go of everyone for practically nothing

  59. finchborat


    پیش 19 روز

    I'm not sure this qualifies as a true collapse. They didn't really do anything or achieve anything. To me, it's not a collapse if your peak was almost making it.

  60. David Irons

    David Irons

    پیش 19 روز

    The basic premise here and in all professional sports is that greed and incompetency on behalf of the players and front office will lead to a demise and inconsistency. Some call that the salary cap, but I have my definition. Can't blame the players and can't blame the front office. Two entities looking out for their own interest. If however, a team and some players really wanted to win a superbowl you could easily stack a team if players sacrificed pay for a year or two. Then again that very idea is why I hate college football. I like how anybody can be anyone on any given sunday in the NFL.

  61. Joey Morris

    Joey Morris

    پیش 19 روز

    i sat at that afc championship and balled my eyes out. this organization killed itself. culture change is needed. i will forever be a jags fan but god is it hard to watch a team who doesn’t know how to be a team. go jags always!! duvallllllll

  62. Sports Fanatic

    Sports Fanatic

    پیش 19 روز

    God bless Jesus loves and has a plan for all have a blessed day!!!

  63. Fishtick Gaming

    Fishtick Gaming

    پیش 19 روز

    Did you see Tito at 8 seconds

  64. dayaaron87


    پیش 19 روز

    These series are the best!!!

  65. Rust Bucket

    Rust Bucket

    پیش 19 روز

    I liked this except The part where you falsely say Bortles outplayed Brady, Brady made key plays as well and stat wise they both were 25/37 290 Yards and Brady had 2 Tds to Bortles 1

  66. Anthony Laureno

    Anthony Laureno

    پیش 20 روز

    15-1 Vikes

  67. Justin Swedock

    Justin Swedock

    پیش 20 روز

    I forgot foles went to the jags

  68. Mihai Sanchez

    Mihai Sanchez

    پیش 20 روز

    I'm an Eagles fan, and it pains me to realize them going from Super Bowl LII Champions to this current mess that just only 4 games in 2020 is kind of worth a Collapse episode. And Carson Wentz's regression too.

  69. Jorge Ortiz

    Jorge Ortiz

    پیش 20 روز

    Strongly believe if they had a better QB they would still be a team today

  70. binarystar300


    پیش 20 روز

    Didn't realize that Tom Coughlin and his old man plantation-owner mentality was such a distraction

  71. Slam, Master of Memes

    Slam, Master of Memes

    پیش 20 روز

    So basically if your NFL team's name and mascot is cat-based then it's doomed to have 1 good season every so often but mostly bad seasons.

  72. Nugmuncher


    پیش 20 روز

    The Jaguars really said here take all my pro bowlers have fun in the super bowl

  73. Mathew Rowe

    Mathew Rowe

    پیش 20 روز

    the fluke that was the 2017 jags is a real thing folks. similar to the same year of the Eagles. Look at them now

  74. Earl Shepherd

    Earl Shepherd

    پیش 21 روز

    Do you not realize after the game Ramsey tweeted that his coaches said give the game to Brady that’s why the leauge fired Ramsey. The games are rigged.

    • Earl Shepherd

      Earl Shepherd

      پیش 21 روز

      @Lil Drop Top Brady is The NFL golden boy sorry the games are rigged not saying the SB was rigged I’m neither a fan of both teams but I can see it plain as day

    • Earl Shepherd

      Earl Shepherd

      پیش 21 روز

      @Lil Drop Top I can promise you he meant what he said no grown man goes out and says that and non mean it in a literal sense. He even said his coach said it’s best for buisness if they give him the game.

    • Lil Drop Top

      Lil Drop Top

      پیش 21 روز

      what he meant was the coaching and playcalling was soft

  75. Robert O'Neal

    Robert O'Neal

    پیش 21 روز

    2017 Eagles are next

  76. J


    پیش 21 روز

    Anyone remember when football was a team sport? It's as pathetic as basketball at this point. Bull crap of the highest order.

    • J


      پیش 21 روز

      Bunch of losers acting like divas

  77. Brandon Smith

    Brandon Smith

    پیش 21 روز

    Do a video on when Bill Parcells took over a 1-15 Jets football team in 1997. His three years with the Jets, his records was 9-7, 12-4, and 8-8. After Bill Parcells third year, he stepped down as the Jets head coach.

  78. Deborah brune

    Deborah brune

    پیش 21 روز

    The troubled meter kinetically subtract because narcissus phenotypically wobble during a redundant british. round, fascinated sail

  79. BasketballAddict


    پیش 21 روز

    I just think it’s nearly impossible to consistently rely on a defense because they regress so much especially when your offense sucks

    • Lil Drop Top

      Lil Drop Top

      پیش 21 روز

      yh and the defense quit after a certain point when they lose faith in their offense

  80. HOF Glass cleaner

    HOF Glass cleaner

    پیش 21 روز

    These videos are amazing, there are so well put together and just the narrator is amazing as well. Could you please do this on the Broncos

  81. Alejandro Navas

    Alejandro Navas

    پیش 21 روز

    The Refs screwed this Jags team out of a super bowl. Big time. You can’t convince me they didn’t.

  82. Francisco Encinas

    Francisco Encinas

    پیش 21 روز

    That’s brady he’s a franchise killer 😭😭

    • David Bordelon

      David Bordelon

      پیش 20 روز

      True dat.

  83. Joe Michigan

    Joe Michigan

    پیش 22 روز

    I blame the uniform change after 2017

  84. Broke Moe Howard

    Broke Moe Howard

    پیش 22 روز


  85. Svricci15


    پیش 22 روز

    It hurts being a jags fan and then I was just happy we and didn’t really know that much and ever since I like 2019 I realized how hard we were crashing

  86. Anthony Hutchins

    Anthony Hutchins

    پیش 22 روز

    I can't stand Jalen Ramsey...

  87. Single-cell Shark

    Single-cell Shark

    پیش 22 روز

    I'll never forget hearing "Man, Jacksonville was doing really good UNTIL they started committing all those penalties..."

  88. Bald Bill

    Bald Bill

    پیش 22 روز

    I’m getting some serious dejavu with idiot management

  89. Ariel Ponce

    Ariel Ponce

    پیش 22 روز

    Like so many teams in the last 20 years, they were moment's away from greatness, then Tom Brady happened.

  90. Alex D

    Alex D

    پیش 22 روز

    Coughlin is still the only man to ever have success with the jags. 3 afc title games. Division titles.

  91. Andrés Martín Girardo

    Andrés Martín Girardo

    پیش 23 روز

    Trevor Lawrence could be Brady's wife.

  92. Emsbre Lopez

    Emsbre Lopez

    پیش 23 روز

    Do one on the 17 Falcons how they went from 28-3 to where they are now pls

  93. Jonathan M

    Jonathan M

    پیش 23 روز

    Panthers did the same 15-1 season to the bottom of the league

  94. Independent George

    Independent George

    پیش 23 روز

    For a second, I thought this was about the 1999 team that went 14-2 in the regular season and lost the AFCCG. All three losses that season: their division rival Tennesee Titans (13-3).

  95. lil pitt

    lil pitt

    پیش 23 روز

    Do the Seahawks next

  96. mikebonaduci


    پیش 23 روز

    Awesome work! We have a lot to looks forward too. T. Law , free agents & a slew of draft picks. You might be an ascending one for the Jag in a couple of years.

  97. theatom123


    پیش 23 روز

    As a Jags fan this hurt. I can remember this vividly. Great video guys. Fantastic.

  98. theatom123


    پیش 23 روز

    I can remember this vividly. As a jags fan this hurt. So good though.

  99. Banana Chicken

    Banana Chicken

    پیش 23 روز

    You should do one on the 2018 Chargers

  100. Einar Grude

    Einar Grude

    پیش 23 روز

    You sound like it's the first time you've ever read the script