After Luke McCown threw four interceptions in a thoroughly depressing performance against the Jets Sunday, we speculated that McCown can’t afford another start like that before Blaine Gabbert is named the Jaguars starting quarterback.
It’s possible McCown won’t even get one more start.
Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio declined to name a starting quarterback for next week’s game against the Panthers.
“My answer is we’ll discuss that as a staff,” Del Rio said.
Pretty much everything went wrong for McCown in a performance that saw him complete almost as many passes to Jets as he did to Jaguars. He took a safety, was almost picked off twice, and had a QB rating of 1.8.
“It was never a case of missed reads,’’ McCown said. “It was poor execution.’’
Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union writes that it’s time to go to Gabbert as the starter. We’re not sure. The No. 10 overall pick did not look ready in the preseason, and the team can’t go back to McCown once they put the rookie in.
Then again, the switch to Gabbert seems inevitable. If it doesn’t happen this week, it may go down once Del Rio sees another rookie quarterback — Cam Newton — show what he can do against Jacksonville.