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Jaguars looking to add quarterback(s) to competition


The Jaguars currently have Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne at quarterback, but they’re not going to be alone for long.

During an interview with’s Alex Marvez and Jim Miller on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Jags general manager Dave Caldwell said he wanted to add a quarterback, possibly plural, in the next few months.

Caldwell offered praise for the incumbents, but said he’s actively looking to add “at least one other quarterback into the fold, possibly two.”

As to how he’d address the vacancies, Caldwell mentioned “through the draft, college free agency, pro free agency or however we may get him.”

So basically, if you’ve thrown a ball, you’re a possibility considering the Jags have arguably the worst depth chart at the position in the league at the moment.

The Jaguars are picking second in the draft, and while the early reports weren’t encouraging — Chiefs GM John Dorsey said he wasn’t sure there was a quarterback worth a first-round grade — that won’t last.

The closer we get to the draft, the more desperate teams without one will become. And with so many needy teams in the top 10, guys are going to get chosen sooner than perhaps they should.

And while Caldwell touted the “stiff competition” between Gabbert and Henne, they’re going to be competing with someone else as well. Or two someones.

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25 Responses to “Jaguars looking to add quarterback(s) to competition”
  1. trbowman says: Mar 20, 2013 10:01 AM

    Well, Brady Quinn is still available. And he’s better than both of those guys.

  2. maddenisfordorks says: Mar 20, 2013 10:06 AM

    Gabbert/Henne > Sanchez and whoever else the jets have.

  3. manilarizzo says: Mar 20, 2013 10:07 AM

    Quarterbacks. You either have one, or you don’t.

  4. eatitfanboy says: Mar 20, 2013 10:09 AM

    I would still put their QB depth chart behind the Cardinals no matter what Bruce Arians thinks of Drew Stanton.

  5. blue18hutthutt says: Mar 20, 2013 10:11 AM

    Just hurry up and sign Tebow already so we can finally all move on from him!

  6. mazblast says: Mar 20, 2013 10:16 AM

    Gabbert at least may have some upside. Henne is what we’ve seen–nothing much. What they may bring in will be either “a long way away” or “a body”.

    My untrained and unsolicited advice for the Jaguars–Don’t waste a high draft pick on a QB. There isn’t a franchise one out there, from what I can see. Look for high upside, not a “safe” pick from a name school.

    You’re going to lose this year in any event, so think in terms of 2014 and beyond.

  7. mungman69 says: Mar 20, 2013 10:18 AM

    They should go with Gabbert. He can play, I think.

  8. ccjcsr says: Mar 20, 2013 10:19 AM

    I see a Jimmy Clausen signing in the near future!

  9. beckzhere says: Mar 20, 2013 10:23 AM

    I think it’s absurd that the Jags wouldn’t entertain the thought of bringing in Tebow. I’m not a Tebow/Jags/Jets fan at all, but what he could bring to that organization would be a huge upgrade. Games might sell out, jersey sales would skyrocket, and you might win more games than you lose. Tebow’s by no stretch a great QB, but he will win you more games than Gabbert or Henne.

  10. riverhorsey says: Mar 20, 2013 10:27 AM

    Jags will take Geno w the no. 2 pick

  11. pacificnw7722 says: Mar 20, 2013 10:39 AM

    I could see them bringing in Kevin Kolb to add to the mix.

  12. indywilson40 says: Mar 20, 2013 10:40 AM

    The Colts have 2 QB’s better than Goldie Locks.

  13. jags2daship says: Mar 20, 2013 10:51 AM

    Unless we take a QB in the draft, I dont really understand who would be competition for Gabbert. I know Gabbert has struggled, but I would say he has more upside and potential than the guys left on the scrap heap. I think hopefully with the new coaching staff and going into his 3rd year Gabbert can at least make himself into a guy who can win games for us. Ill take a young guy with upside over the also ran scrubs begging for a shot.

  14. jjb0811 says: Mar 20, 2013 11:07 AM

    a 2-14 team sure as heck should bring in new arms!

  15. getyourownname says: Mar 20, 2013 11:15 AM

    Is Jacksonville too far for Troy Smith to crawl to before training camp begins?

  16. ejm845 says: Mar 20, 2013 11:20 AM

    finally a fair chance for kevin kolb to succede

  17. olyhawk says: Mar 20, 2013 11:30 AM

    As a seahawks fan, I’m wondering if the jags are interested in Matt Flynn? He had a solid camp last year. Russell Wilson was just remarkable and won the spot. Flynn is solid.

  18. billsfan1 says: Mar 20, 2013 11:33 AM

    Bills: T Jackson and Aaron Corp.. How is jacksonvilles worse?

  19. jpaq68 says: Mar 20, 2013 11:43 AM

    I’m just glad that the interception machine known as Ryan Fitzpatrick was signed by the Titans. I would have cringed to see the Jags bring that noodle-armed pretender in.

  20. rollteal says: Mar 20, 2013 12:43 PM

    I am thinking Jags will be drafting a QB in the 2nd or 3rd around and maybe bring in a FA or try to make a deal for Flynn.

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 20, 2013 3:28 PM

    Well every team goes into training camp with at least four quarterbacks on the roster, so the news that the Jags will add a couple more arms should hardly surprise anyone. Most teams around the league already have four or five arms on the roster. Jax has two.

  22. 13arod says: Mar 20, 2013 3:29 PM

    just sign tebow and a wide reciver or two and you will win

  23. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 20, 2013 4:10 PM

    @indywilson – There is a good video clip out there of Gabbert (who missed his senior H.S. season and hadn’t played football in several months) walking into the Army All America camp and beating out Fluttering Duck Luck for the starting job. You should watch it some time.

  24. shumpert says: Mar 23, 2013 5:32 AM

    Just give gabbert some protection and he will bring home wins

  25. shumpert says: Mar 23, 2013 10:58 PM

    Collin Klein

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