As easy as it was for Jaguars fans to feel sorry for themselves after losing the team’s best player this week, it’s conceivable that Jags players would be equally mopey. Defensive signal caller, Myles Jack, for one, will likely feel some separation anxiety after Jalen Ramsey’s departure. The two young stars came into the league together and their simultaneous emergence was integral into the defense’s transformation into one of the league’s most feared units.
It’s clear, however, that Jack has already moved through his own personal stages of grief. More importantly he’s moving on in all the right ways, taking a leadership role on the field and off. Yes, it appears that the young linebacker IS down… to do good for others, that is. Last week Jack made a one time donation to JEA, which was used to keep the lights on for more than 30 elderly residents of the city.
“I’m blessed to play the sport I love for a living, but I know that many individuals are less fortunate and may struggle from time to time with their monthly bills,” Jack wrote in a letter posted to JEA’s Twitter account. “I want to do my part to support other members of the Jacksonville community.
“This week I made a financial contribution to help keep the lights on and the water running for you and others in our city. The Jaguars agreed to match my contribution so we could double the number of homes and families we could help. We hope it gives you temporary relief through whatever struggles you may be facing.”
Thank you to @MylesJack and the @Jaguars for their generous one-time donation to help pay the utility bills of some of our elderly customers who were unable to pay their bills. Through their generosity, they kept the lights on and water running for 31 customers. #DUUUVAL pic.twitter.com/WHWcLjv8Si
— JEA (@NewsfromJEA) October 14, 2019