Jacksonville Jaguars’ All-Time Receiving TD Leaders
The Jaguars have been an NFL team since 1995, and while they reached the AFC title game in 1996, the Jags have never been to a Super Bowl as I write this in 2011. They have, however, been mostly successful, with a 133-123 record as we sit right now. The Jags have been a pass-oriented team much of the time, too, as many warm weather teams are, and they have fielded some excellent quarterbacks and receivers. So here is a short list of the Jaguars’ all-time leaders in receiving touchdowns to date:
Jimmy Smith (67)—Jimmy played most of his career in Jacksonville, from 1995 to 2005, and ranks first in Jaguars’ history with 67 touchdown receptions. Smith made the Pro Bowl five straight seasons from 1997 to 2001, and had a career high 8 TDs three times. But Smith’s best season was arguably 1999. That year, Smith had career highs in catches (116, led the NFL) and receiving yards (1636), with 6 touchdown receptions.
Keenan McCardell (30)—Keenan McCardell played for the Jags from 1996 to 2001, and he ranks second in franchise history with 30 TD catches. McCardell had a career best 9 touchdown catches with San Diego in 2005, but he had one of his best overall seasons with Jacksonville in 2000. That year, McCardell had career highs in catches (94) and receiving yards (1207) with 5 TD receptions.
Reggie Williams (18)—Reggie Williams played for Jacksonville his entire brief career, from 2004 to 2008, and he ranks third in the team’s history with 18 TD catches. Williams had his best overall season in 2007, when he had 38 catches for career highs in receiving yards (629) and touchdown receptions (10).
Marcedes Lewis (17)—Tight end Marcedes Lewis has been with the Jags since 2006 and is their starting tight end as I write this. Lewis ranks fourth in Jaguars’ history with 17 touchdown catches, and he had his best season so far in 2010. That season, Lewis had career best numbers in catches (58), receiving yards (700) and TD receptions (10).
Matt Jones (15)—Matt Jones played in Jacksonville from 2005 to 2008 but off field troubles have kept him away. Jones ranks fifth in franchise history with 15 touchdown receptions, and he had a career high 5 touchdowns in 2005. But Jones’ best overall season was 2008, when he had career highs in catches (65) and receiving yards (761), with 2 TD receptions.
Ernest Wilford (15)—Ernest Wilford has been with the Jags his entire career, since 2004, and he ranks tied for fifth with Jones in Jaguars’ history with 15 TD catches. Wilford had his best season in 2005 when he had 41 catches for career highs in receiving yards (681) and touchdown receptions (7).