Jaguars returning Jamal AgnewThe first season with the team ended after 10 games due to a hip injury. He didn’t dislocate his hip, but he damaged his ligaments.
Agnew, 27, has received permission to return to football before the end of the off-season program.
“I’m pretty much right on the goway ahead of time,” Agnew said last week via John Ozer from the team’s website.
Before he went to injured reserve, Agnew pulled back a missed 109-yard field goal against the Cardinals and returned a 101-yard kickoff against the Broncos. But Agnew played a bigger part of the offense than expected, with a 66-yard touchdown against the Colts, the Jaguars’ longest game of the season, and 24 receptions for 229 yards.
He played a career-high 260 snaps on offense and 99 on special teams.
“He gave us a lot of explosive plays last year, gave us a splash,” QB. Trevor Lawrence said. “He was great. He’s made a lot more offensive plays than we’re all likely to see at the start of the season, simply because he’s basically a special teams guy. But having this extra pin that you can plug into the receiver, into the slot, which is what you need for speed, just helps a lot. It gives you an extra element.”
According to him, Agnew had no comeback setbacks and didn’t feel anxious, despite hip injuries being less common than some other injuries in the NFL. Agnew calls himself “the man with the half empty glass”.
“I wasn’t too nervous,” Agnew said. “I feel like God always has a plan and everything happens for a reason. It was just a matter of staying positive. Nobody wants to go out for the season. Obviously you will have bad thoughts, negative thoughts, but you just had to stay positive and drown out those negative thoughts with positivity.”