Christian Kirk

Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #13
Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #13
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Christian Kirk News

Big game against Titans

Kirk recorded six receptions on eight targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 20-16 win over the Titans.

Analysis: Kirk entered Saturday's game having been held under 50 receiving yards in four of his last six games, though he delivered with the AFC South title on the line. He got the Jaguars on the board with a 25-yard touchdown reception late in the second quarter, and he accounted for the team's longest play from scrimmage on a 33-yard catch midway through the third quarter. It was a positive close to the campaign for Kirk, who managed to rack up career-high marks in targets, receptions, yards and touchdowns during his first year in Jacksonville. He'll look to play a key role in the team's upcoming postseason run.

Jan 7, 2023 9:19 PM EST


Quiet in blowout victory

Kirk caught two passes for 21 yards on three targets against Houston on Sunday.

Analysis: Kirk might have seen more activity in a more competitive game, but it was still disappointing that he drew only three of 21 targets in this setting. It's possible that the Texans made it a point to scheme against Kirk and tight end Evan Engram, leaving the normally quiet Marvin Jones open for six catches on seven targets, but the Jaguars need Kirk rather than Jones to step up if they're going to beat the Titans for the AFC South title in Week 18.

Jan 1, 2023 2:03 PM EST



Three catches in Week 16 win

Kirk secured three of six targets for 22 yards in the Jaguars' 19-3 win over the Jets on Thursday night. He also rushed once for four yards.

Analysis: Kirk tied with Travis Etienne and Marvin Jones for second on the team in catches and was also the runner-up in targets. The talented offseason addition typically plays a much larger role, but Trevor Lawrence distributed the ball to more pass catchers than usual Thursday. Kirk's yardage total was his lowest since Week 5, a matter he'll look to rectify in a Week 17 road matchup against the Texans a week from Sunday.

Dec 22, 2022 9:04 PM EST


Records 92 yards

Kirk recorded six receptions on 10 targets for 92 yards in Sunday's 40-34 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Kirk continued to have excellent involvement in the Jaguars' offense, and he now has at least seven targets in eight consecutive games. He also ripped off long gains of 33, 27 and 15 yards to help him record 9.0 yards per target. With performance, Kirk now has at least 90 receiving yards in three of his last five games, though his effort Sunday was overshadowed by a three-touchdown eruption from Zay Jones.

Dec 18, 2022 2:51 PM EST


Overshadowed in blowout win

Kirk recorded five receptions on seven targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 36-22 win over the Titans.

Analysis: Kirk maintained a regular role in Jacksonville's offense, though he saw fewer targets than both Evan Engram and Zay Jones. His most notable contribution came on a 23-yard reception during a two-minute drill just before halftime. Kirk has seen at least seven targets in seven consecutive games, but he's now gained fewer than 50 yards in three of those contests.

Dec 11, 2022 5:42 PM EST



Gets over 100-yard mark in loss

Kirk brought in six of eight targets for 104 yards in the Jaguars' 40-14 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran wideout paced the Jaguars in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the afternoon, but he was about the only bright spot for Jacksonville's lackluster offense. Kirk now has a pair of 100-yard efforts in the last three games heading into a Week 14 road matchup against the Titans.

Dec 4, 2022 2:21 PM EST


Shut down by Baltimore

Kirk recorded four receptions on nine targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 28-27 win over Baltimore. He added one rush for minus-five yards.

Analysis: Kirk remained heavily involved in the offense, though he turned in one of his more inefficient performances of the season. Despite managing receptions of 17, 16 and 11 yards, Kirk averaged only 5.1 yards per target due to a 44 percent catch rate. While it was a down performance, Kirk's outlook should significantly improve for a Week 13 matchup against the Lions.

Nov 27, 2022 3:31 PM EST


Multi-TD showing in loss

Kirk brought in nine of 12 targets for 105 yards and two touchdowns in the Jaguars' 27-17 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: Kirk led the Jaguars in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the afternoon while also recording both of the team's touchdowns. The talented offseason acquisition secured three- and 19-yard scoring grabs in the second and fourth quarters, respectively, giving him a career-high seven touchdown receptions in 10 games. Kirk now has at least seven catches in three of his past four games, affording him plenty of momentum heading into the Week 11 bye.

Nov 13, 2022 2:16 PM EST


Very efficient against Raiders

Kirk recorded eight receptions on nine targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Kirk maintained a heavy role in the Jaguars' offense and led the team in targets, receptions and yards. He worked primarily in the short areas of the field, though he did manage to tally a 23-yard reception -- his longest of the day. Kirk also tallied his fifth touchdown of the season on a seven-yard reception early in the third quarter. While he hasn't managed to maintain his blistering start to the campaign, Kirk has at least 70 receiving yards in five of nine games.

Nov 6, 2022 4:11 PM EST


Held to 40 yards

Kirk recorded three receptions on seven targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 21-17 loss

Analysis: Kirk led the Jaguars in targets but was held in check by the elite Broncos' secondary. He still managed a couple big plays, highlighted by a 25-yard catch midway through the fourth quarter that was the key play on a touchdown drive. After a hot start to the season, Kirk now has under 40 or fewer receiving yards in three of his last four games.

Oct 30, 2022 11:10 AM EST


Tops 100 scrimmage yards in loss

Kirk caught seven of 10 targets for 96 yards, rushed once for five yards and threw an incomplete pass in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Jacksonville continued to get Kirk involved frequently, as he was targeted nine-plus times for the fourth time in seven games in addition to getting the ball in a couple of less conventional ways. Kirk's yardage total was his highest since a 117-yard Week 1 performance in the wide receiver's Jaguars debut, but replicating this effort won't be easy in Week 8 against shutdown cornerback Patrick Surtain and the Broncos.

Oct 23, 2022 2:53 PM EST


Salvages day with late TD

Kirk brought in four of five targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 34-27 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Analysis: Kirk's final line underscores how difficult production was to come by against a standout Colts defense, but he did reward fantasy managers with a four-yard scoring grab with 2:44 remaining. The offseason addition had a hot start to the season in the form of a 20-327-3 line over his first four games, but he's generated just 35 receiving yards on six catches, albeit with Sunday's score, in his last two. Kirk will aim to boost his numbers back up in a Week 7 home matchup versus the surprising Giants.

Oct 16, 2022 3:48 PM EST


Disappears in losing effort

Kirk was held to one catch (three targets) for 11 yards in Sunday's 13-6 loss to Houston.

Analysis: Kirk was already coming off of his worst game of the season last week (two catches for 60 yards), and Sunday's dud set the bar even lower. The three targets are alarming, as last week's two catch performance came on nine targets. After racking up 267 yards and three touchdowns through his first three games, Kirk has fallen from must-start status to questionable fantasy asset in a blink of the eye. The only positive news for Kirk's fantasy managers is that next Sunday's opponent, the Indianapolis Colts, were torched for 78 yards and two touchdowns by the wideout when these two AFC South rivals met back in Week 2.

Oct 9, 2022 4:18 PM EST


Catch rate of 22 percent in loss

Kirk caught two of nine targets for 60 yards in Sunday's 29-21 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Trevor Lawrence was not in sync with his favorite target in this one, as Kirk was limited to a horrid 22 percent catch rate. The dynamic slot flashed his skills on a 45-yard connection late in the fourth quarter that salvaged an otherwise forgettable fantasy day. Kirk and the Jaguars will look to get back on track against a struggling Houston squad next Sunday.

Oct 2, 2022 3:17 PM EST


Grabs TD in big win

Kirk caught six of nine targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: His four-yard TD catch from Trevor Lawrence late in the third quarter all but put the game on ice. It was Kirk's third score in his first three games as a Jaguar, and he's quickly proving his breakout 2021 campaign in Arizona was no fluke. The Jacksonville passing game will likely need to be sharp again in Week 4 as it tries to keep pace with Jalen Hurts and the Eagles.

Sep 25, 2022 5:12 PM EST


Catches two touchdowns

Kirk caught all six of his targets for 78 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-0 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Kirk didn't replicate the volume from his spectacular Week 1 performance, but he still turned in an impressive showing. He found the end zone on receptions of 10 and five yards, while also chipping in lengthier gains of 26 and 21 yards in between. It's still early, but Kirk appears to be in line for a breakout season as he tallied 12 receptions for 195 yards and two touchdowns in his first two games with Jacksonville.

Sep 18, 2022 2:31 PM EST


Breaks century mark with new team

Kirk caught six passes (12 targets) for 117 yards in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Commanders.

Analysis: Kirk hit the ground running with his new club, leading Jacksonville in every receiving category Sunday. The 25-year-old went from the second or third receiving option during his four years in Arizona, to now being Trevor Lawrence's favorite target with the Jaguars. Fantasy managers have to be pleased with their selections of Kirk heading into a Week 2 matchup against the Colts.

Sep 11, 2022 5:24 PM EST


Rested ahead of Week 1

Kirk is not in line to play in Saturday's preseason finale against the Falcons, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: The same applies to fellow WRs Marvin Jones and Zay Jones, along with QB Trevor Lawrence, RBs Travis Etienne and James Robinson (Achilles), as well as TE Evan Engram. Kirk's focus will thus shift to preparing for the Jaguars' Week 1 contest against the Commanders, a game in which he'll make his regular season debut for Jacksonville after signing a four-year, $72 million contract with the team this offseason to serve as Lawrence's top wideout target.

Aug 27, 2022 10:46 AM EST


Targeted eight times

Kirk recorded five receptions on eight targets for 54 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Kirk appeared in game action for the first time with the Jaguars, and he led the team with eight targets. The results were uneven, but he hauled in a 22-yard reception and also worked effectively in the middle areas of the field. Kirk will be a substantial part of Jacksonville's offense after signing a lucrative multi-year deal to join the team this offseason.

Aug 20, 2022 10:21 PM EST


Back in team drills Monday

Kirk (ankle) participated in team drills during Monday's practice that ran at full speed, John Shipley of SI.com reports.

Analysis: Kirk unsurprisingly was a healthy scratch for the Jaguars in the Hall of Fame Game, but he was spotted working on the side last Wednesday and ultimately didn't play in Friday's preseason contest against the Browns due to an ankle injury. As of Monday, he was back on the field without limitations, including a big connection with Trevor Lawrence. The Jaguars likely want to see more of that in one of Jacksonville's final two exhibitions, be it this Saturday versus the Steelers or Saturday, Aug. 27 in Atlanta.

Aug 15, 2022 5:39 PM EST


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