Will Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook outperform Marqise Lee?

Should Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee be concerned that rookie Dede Westbrook may see more playing time this year?

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Nov 6, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee (11) runs the ball as Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Terrance Mitchell (38) attempts the tackle during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Jaguars passing game should make a jump from last year. Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns now have experience and should build off of what they both have. Marqise Lee looks like he is ready to improve off of a great 2016 season. Lee had 851 yards and three scores as a no higher than second option receiver.

Now, wide receiver Dede Westbrook is coming to town. It’s unlikely we will ever see Westbrook become a starter over Robinson or Hurns, but he has a high chance of seeing the field more than Lee. Westbrook was drafted in the fourth round, but the talent he has is much higher. Should Marqise Lee be concerned about losing time on the field?


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The entire Jags offense should increasingly improve from 2016, in both the running and passing games. The passing game could be more effective and used more if the Jags play from behind in most games. Blake Bortles will obviously be throwing it to Robinson and Hurns, but who else is he throwing it to?

Lee would be the next option, unless that is if Westbrook can do everything better than Lee which is possible. Why would the Jaguars draft a receiver when they are already have depth? Is it because they don’t believe in Lee? Most likely not, but they drafted Westbrook to contribute to the offense.

Lee shouldn’t be too worried about losing time because he is coming off of a great year and Westbrook will need to develop. Not a lot of receivers who come into their rookie season excel for some time. The thing now, is that the Jags now know what Lee is made of and will expect to be putting up numbers like in 2016, if not better. If Lee starts to decrease in numbers, then Westbrook may get his chance.

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