Blaine Gabbert knows it’s no guarantee that he’ll be the choice of new coach Gus Bradley and his staff when it’s time to name the Jaguars’ Week One starting quarterback. But Gabbert thinks he’ll enjoy the process.
Gabbert told the Florida Times-Union that he fully expects to have a quarterback competition this summer, and that he thinks it will be a good experience.
“The best guy is going to win,” Gabbert said. “That’s why this sport is so intriguing to people and so fun to be a part of. The competition is daily. Every practice will be a mini-game. You need to put your best foot forward regardless of the situation. That uncomfortable feeling is a good feeling and that’s why good teams are successful — because they have that competition.
“It’s going to be a blast.”
At the moment, the Jaguars have two quarterbacks, Gabbert and Chad Henne. They will surely add at least one more, likely in the draft. At the moment, Gabbert would appear to be the favorite to open the season as the starter, and he expects to have fun proving that he deserves to be the starter.
It will be significantly less fun for Gabbert if he opens the season holding a clipboard.