Examining Jacksonville Jaguars’ Offseason and Key Preseason Positional Battles

July 30, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Jacksonville Jaguars picked a bad year to be a bad football team.
After finishing 2-14 a season ago, Jacksonville entered the 2013 NFL draft with the No. 2 overall pick and the need for a surefire franchise quarterback. They came away from the first round with a Pro Bowl-caliber offensive tackle, but the quarterback position remained unaddressed.
For all the talk of Blaine Gabbert’s futility in his first two NFL seasons, the Jaguars showed enough faith in him to not select a quarterback this offseason. With Chad Henne in the fold, it will be Gabbert’s job to lose—though it may be his last chance if Jacksonville stumbles to another disappointing season and a selection at the top of the 2014 draft.
Things didn’t get off to a good start in training camp as Gabbert sprained his ankle, per SportsCenter, but Ed Werder of ESPN labeled the injury as “not serious,” and Gabbert should be back in the quarterback mix soon enough.
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