Dante Fowler Jr. discusses differences between Jaguars' AFC title run and Rams' Super Bowl run
Last year, former Florida DL Dante Fowler Jr. was a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, playing a part in the Jags’ run to the AFC Championship Game.
This year, he started the season with the Jags, who fell apart after getting so close to the Super Bowl last season. Midway through the year, though, he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams, and this time around, he is indeed heading to the Super Bowl.
In a recent interview with SI.com, Fowler said the Jaguars weren’t very humble this year, causing them to collapse. He added that he feels grateful to be in Los Angeles, where he’s having a big impact:
“That’s when I could tell everyone was for one goal. I was traded for, and there wasn’t an elephant in the room or anything. I’m grateful to work with a group of guys like that. We have a lot of star power, guys with accolades, rings, Hall of Fame credentials, but these guys are humble and they put all that behind them. They keep the main thing the main thing.”
Fowler says Jacksonville’s locker room had a hard time with that concept. He believes that after the Jaguars reached the AFC Championship Game in 2017, players thought too much of themselves. “It took me coming here to realize that we weren’t humble about it,” Fowler says. “Other teams were hungrier than us.”
Fowler had two sacks, 21 tackles and a forced fumble in his eight regular-season games with the Rams. In two playoff games, he has eight tackles and two sacks.
If the Rams are going to slow down the New England Patriots’ offense in the Super Bowl, Fowler will need to continue to have a big impact.