Jaguars General Manager Gene Smith isn’t sure if the team will carry two or three quarterbacks on their final roster, but he’s now got four of them to choose from for the spots.
The Jaguars announced Wednesday that they have signed Nathan Enderle, a 2011 fifth-round pick of the Bears who was waived a week ago. Enderle, a strong but immobile quarterback, had been prized by former Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz and wasn’t kept around with the change in leadership on that side of the ball.
Jacksonville will be keeping Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne as their top two quarterbacks, leaving Enderle to battle with Jordan Palmer for the third spot. If, of course, there is a third spot. Smith said that he’s still undecided about how many quarterbacks will be on the 53-man roster.
“When you look at the league, there are a number of teams that go with two now. But clearly, I would go with two or three,” Smith said, via the Florida Times-Union. “And if I went with two, I would have one on the practice squad, so three either way.”
There’s a more than decent chance that the Palmer-Enderle battle is less entertaining than that quote.