|2012 Jacksonville Jaguars season|
|Head Coach||Mike Mularkey|
|General Manager||Gene Smith|
|Home Field||EverBank Field|
|Place||4th AFC South|
|Playoff Finish||Did not qualify|
|Previous season||Next season|
The 2012 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the franchise's 18th season in the National Football League. It was the first under the new ownership of Shahid Khan and the first season for head coach Mike Mularkey. The Jaguars entered the season hoping to improve on their 5–11 record from 2011 and return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007, but did not and were eliminated from postseason contention. This season marked the third time in the last five seasons in which the Jaguars finished fourth in the AFC South. The Jaguars finished with a 2–14 record, not only tying the Kansas City Chiefs for the leagues worst record of 2012, but it was also the worst in franchise history. Their 1–7 record at home was also their lowest home record in team history.
- WR Laurent Robinson, free agent signed on March 14, 2012.
- QB Chad Henne, free agent signed on March 15, 2012.
- CB Aaron Ross, free agent signed on March 20, 2012.
- WR Lee Evans, free agent signed on April 16 and later released on August 12, 2012.
- RB Jalen Parmele, free agent signed on May 1, 2012.
- DE Jason Babin, claimed off waivers on November 28, 2012.
- QB Luke McCown, declared free agent on March 13, 2012.
- DT Leger Douzable, declared free agent on March 13, 2012.
- WR Kassim Osgood, released on March 13, 2012.
- DE Matt Roth, declared free agent on March 13, 2012.
- RB Deji Karim, released on April 27, 2012.
- P Nick Harris, released on April 28, 2012.
- CB Drew Coleman, released on May 3, 2012.
- DE Aaron Kampman, released on June 7, 2012.
- CB Ashton Youboty, released on August 25, 2012.
- WR Chastin West, released on August 25, 2012.
- RB DuJuan Harris, released on August 25, 2012.
- S Courtney Greene, released on August 31, 2012.
- DB Rod Issac, released on August 31, 2012.
- Traded WR Mike Thomas to the Detroit Lions on October 30, 2012 for a 2014 fifth round draft pick.
|2012 Jacksonville Jaguars draft|
|1||5||Justin Blackmon||Wide receiver||Oklahoma State|
|2||38||Andre Branch||Defensive end||Clemson|
|6||176||Mike Harris||Cornerback||Florida State|
|7||228||Jeris Pendleton||Defensive tackle||Ashland|
|Pro Football Hall of Fame Made at least one Pro Bowl during careerMade roster|
- ^[a] The team traded a 1st round (7th overall) and 4th round draft selection (102nd overall) in exchange for the 1st round draft selection (5th overall) of the Buccaneers.
- ^[b] The team traded a 7th round draft selection (214th overall) to the New York Jets in exchange for free safety Dwight Lowery.
- ^[c] The team obtained a 7th round draft selection (228th overall) in a trade with Cincinnati Bengals.
Undrafted rookie free agentsEdit
The following is a list of notable rookie free agents signed after the 2012 NFL Draft:
|Antwon Blake||Cornerback||UTEP||Made 53-man roster|
|Mike Brewster||Center||Ohio State||Made 53-man roster|
|Kevin Elliott||Wide receiver||Florida A&M||Made 53-man roster|
|Julian Stanford||Linebacker||Wagner||Made 53-man roster|
|Ryan Davis||Defensive end||Bethune-Cookman||Made practice squad[a]|
|Drew Nowak||Guard||Western Michigan||Injured reserve|
|Matt Veldman||Tight end||North Dakota State||Injured reserve|
- ^[a] Promoted to active roster on Oct. 5, 2012.
|2012 Jacksonville Jaguars roster|
| Offensive linemen
| Reserve lists
|2012 Jacksonville Jaguars staff|
| Front office
| Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|Week||Date||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site|| NFL.com|
|1||August 10||New York Giants||W 32–31||1–0||EverBank Field||Recap|
|2||August 17||at New Orleans Saints||W 27–24||2–0||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||Recap|
|3||August 23||at Baltimore Ravens||L 17–48||2–1||M&T Bank Stadium||Recap|
|4||August 30||Atlanta Falcons||W 24–14||3–1||EverBank Field||Recap|
|Week||Date||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site|| NFL.com|
|1||September 9||at Minnesota Vikings||L 23–26 (OT)||0–1||Mall of America Field||Recap|
|2||September 16||Houston Texans||L 7–27||0–2||EverBank Field||Recap|
|3||September 23||at Indianapolis Colts||W 22–17||1–2||Lucas Oil Stadium||Recap|
|4||September 30||Cincinnati Bengals||L 10–27||1–3||EverBank Field||Recap|
|5||October 7||Chicago Bears||L 3–41||1–4||EverBank Field||Recap|
|7||October 21||at Oakland Raiders||L 23–26 (OT)||1–5||O.co Coliseum||Recap|
|8||October 28||at Green Bay Packers||L 15–24||1–6||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|9||November 4||Detroit Lions||L 14–31||1–7||EverBank Field||Recap|
|10||November 8||Indianapolis Colts||L 10–27||1–8||EverBank Field||Recap|
|11||November 18||at Houston Texans||L 37–43 (OT)||1–9||Reliant Stadium||Recap|
|12||November 25||Tennessee Titans||W 24–19||2–9||EverBank Field||Recap|
|13||December 2||at Buffalo Bills||L 18–34||2–10||Ralph Wilson Stadium||Recap|
|14||December 9||New York Jets||L 10–17||2–11||EverBank Field||Recap|
|15||December 16||at Miami Dolphins||L 3–24||2–12||Sun Life Stadium||Recap|
|16||December 23||New England Patriots||L 16–23||2–13||EverBank Field||Recap|
|17||December 30||at Tennessee Titans||L 20–38||2–14||LP Field||Recap|
- Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
Week 1: at Minnesota VikingsEdit
Week 2: vs. Houston TexansEdit
Week 3: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit
Week 4: vs. Cincinnati BengalsEdit
Week 5: vs. Chicago BearsEdit
Week 7: at Oakland RaidersEdit
Week 8: at Green Bay PackersEdit
Week 9: vs. Detroit LionsEdit
Week 10: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit
Week 11: at Houston TexansEdit
Week 12: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit
Week 13: at Buffalo BillsEdit
Week 14: vs. New York JetsEdit
Week 15: at Miami DolphinsEdit
Week 16: vs. New England PatriotsEdit
Week 17: at Tennessee TitansEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Jaguars sign Robinson, Henne". Jaguars.com. http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-1/Jaguars-sign-Robinson-Henne/ebd8c03f-9550-4083-bcd8-b2d3db0d68bd. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
- ↑ "Jaguars sign Jalen Parmele". Jaguars.com. http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-sign-Jalen-Parmele/205391b0-e20f-4fd8-8877-31a7f7e09c60. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
- ↑ "Jaguars release Coleman". Jaguars.com. Archived from the original on 25 July 2012. https://www.webcitation.org/69QkWcbZQ?url=http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-release-Coleman/03855330-aaad-4661-8b60-708778f5e9e4. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
- ↑ "Kampman released". Jaguars.com. http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Kampman-released/e055cc93-cda2-4134-aee8-91c9cabc5f81. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
- ↑ "Detroit Lions trade for wide receiver Mike Thomas". National Football League. 2012-10-30. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000087934/article/detroit-lions-trade-for-wide-receiver-mike-thomas. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
- ↑ "Lions parted with a 2014 5th round pick to the Jags in their trade for WR Mike Thomas. Detroit looking to make more moves before deadline". National Football League. 2012-10-30. https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/263452498323439616. Retrieved 2012-10-31.