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Malik Jackson says Jaguars will win the Super Bowl

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Malik Jackson won a Super Bowl with the Broncos before leaving Denver to sign a lucrative contract with the Jaguars.

Now that he's in Jacksonville, the mammoth D-lineman expects to win another -- this season.

"That's what I believe and, until we lose, that's when I'll believe different," Jackson told The Simms and Lefkoe Podcast before explaining his thinking.

"The Panthers did it. If the Panthers can do it after the season they had (going 7-8-1 in 2014) ... But we're going to win the Super Bowl. If they can do it, why can't we?"

The Jaguars were a dangerously buzzy team last offseason, only to stumble and bumble their way to an ugly three-win campaign. One year later, Jacksonville is still seen by many as a club ready to turn the corner.

The optimism begins with a loaded young defense led by Jackson, pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue, veteran defensive lineman Calais Campbell and one of the best young corner duos league-wide in Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye.

The team also faces concerning questions at quarterback after Blake Bortles aggressively flatlined last season -- a hiccup Jackson is willing to ignore.

"I'm very confident. It truly feels different ... I think it's a lot of guys coming in here and coming to Jacksonville saying, 'I'm gonna change this. I'm gonna do this. I'm gonna do that,'" Jackson said. "We have leaders. We have a lot of great players. We just need to be consistent, and that's on all three sides of the ball: offense, defense and special teams."

Said Jackson: "I think having that and being who we all are, it should be a great year. After the Super Bowl, we're going 16-0, we're going all the way."

Glorious days ahead in Jacksonville. What could possibly go wrong?

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