Gabbert out for preseason, will start regular season

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The competition is over in Jacksonville.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley told reporters Monday that Blaine Gabbert would start the regular season opener, officially ending the contest with Chad Henne.

Gabbert’s coming off his best performance in some time in Saturday’s preseason game against the Jets, a 13-of-16 performance that ended with a  thumb injury.

Bradley said it was actually a hairline fracture, which would keep Gabbert out of the next two preseason games, but “it could have been a lot worse.” He won’t need surgery to repair the damage, and should be ready in two weeks.

Realistically, this was the choice the Jaguars had to make all along. While Gabbert’s done little to inspire confidence in two years, he was a first-round pick, and the Jags needed to find out once and for all if he can play. If he can’t, he’ll have the chance to prove that this year, and they can move on.

47 responses to “Gabbert out for preseason, will start regular season

  1. Wasn’t much of a competition. Gabbert has run the offense smoothly.The Jags talking about Kafka or Matt Scott are delusional. There’s not a great QB option on the team, but Gabbert is the best of the four we have.

  2. As a Top Ten Pick we should not have any competition at the QB position. He should own that position. Glad to know the decision was made to start GABBERT. Now he needs to WIN some games for the JAGS to show everyone that yes he belongs in the NFL

  3. @joemontanawasthegreatest

    I love it when people are negative about a topic, but feel the need enlighten us with a comment with all of their wisdom. If you don’t care then don’t comment. It’s actually pretty simple.

  4. Attention Jaguar fans:

    We have good news and bad news for you, first the good news….

    Blaine Gabbert is out for the preseason.

    Now the bad news….

    H’s going to start the regular season.

  5. Gabbert would maybe be decent if he didn’t injured as much as Jason Campbell. I’m even a Colts fan and I’m saying this. He simply wasn’t ready his rookie year.

  6. Attn joe toronto:

    I have good news and bad news for you.

    The good news is you’re right, blaine gabbert sucks.

    The bad news is that he will still beat your Raiders.

  7. Gabbert gets injured too much and has had happy feet in previous years. Maybe he’s finally moved forward but the Jags aren’t a playoff contender either way.

    Hope he does well enough they can move forward though.

  8. Texans fans are giddy that they can beat the jaguars. Not so giddy about beating someone besides the bengals in the playoffs.

  9. The Jaguars need to move to Los Angeles or draft Johnny Football to get out of that dump situation. My colts love it when Gabbert lines up behind center.

  10. Jags are pulling a Polian. No depth, no pass rusher, no QB….sounds like a losing recipe to me. Very transparent!

    Is the NFL ok with teams tanking seasons before they even start to improve their draft position? Seems like it goes against the spirit of competition and parody that the league prides itself on. I guess its ok if you’re only hurting the fans and not the bottom-line…..go jags, I guess.

  11. Waiting for thegreatgabbert to add comments telling us how wonderful he is and how he had to overcome such great diversity to get to this point. Ie, poor inexperienced receivers, poor blocking, his youthful age, three coaches, etc. and if he does poorly game one we will hear about how either his thumb injury was not healed, or how he had had no time to practice because of his thumb injury. And of course should he play well, how much better his QB rating was that game VS everyone else.

  12. the jags are the step children of the afc south, we know yr there, but dont that much attention to u, and MJD beat my colts, not gabbert

  13. peytonsneck18 says:
    Aug 19, 2013 1:38 PM
    the jags are the step children of the afc south, we know yr there, but dont that much attention to u, and MJD beat my colts, not gabbert

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    Really? it was MJD who threw that 80 yard TD to Cecil Shorts to win the game?

  14. My dog plays QB better than Gabbert and shes been dead since ’82. I can’t wait until Gabbert gets us a top 3 pick next year and we can get a real QB.

  15. fearthehoody says:
    Aug 19, 2013 12:46 PM
    Blaine Garbage out? Now who is gonna throw 3 picks a game and fumble twice??

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    Blaine Gabbert has never thrown 3 INTs in one game…..EVER.

  16. Yap, yap, Colts fans, Gabbert has outperformed that goofy extra from the cast of Deliverance you have playing the position. Beat him head to head and finished the season with better completion rate and overall passer rating. With far less support.

    The last time Gabbert and Luck went head to head before the NFL was at the HS All American Bowl. Gabbert missed his whole senior season that year, walked into AA camp not having played in several months, and beat out Luck for the starting job. Better then, better now.

  17. Good observation ShackdelRio! Yeah if Texans fans are worried about the Jags this year, they ain’t going nowhere. But, someone has to win the division.

  18. “peytonsneck18 says:
    Aug 19, 2013 1:38 PM
    the jags are the step children of the afc south, we know yr there, but dont that much attention to u, and MJD beat my colts, not gabbert”

    3-1 must hurt

  19. @shackdelrio

    dude mjd beat us not gabbert get your facts straight. how many super bowls have you guys been to since you came into the league. Oh here is a good stat number a big ol goose egg. if you don’t know what that is as my Mexican friends call it “cero”.

  20. I’ll root for the jags every time they play the colts,
    just to shut up that troll peytonsneck18..maybe they can throw any another season to get a decent RB

  21. Aug 19, 2013 12:15 PM
    The Jaguars need to move to Los Angeles or draft Johnny Football to get out of that dump situation. My colts love it when Gabbert lines up behind center.
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    You mean the same way Irsay was gonna move the Colts yet again until Peyton arrived. Glass house and stones my friends.

  22. Gabbert did not play enough college ball and just isn’t the type of QB to start right out of the gate as a rookie. If he can get through the rough times he’ll be alright. I’m still suprised Kahn didn’t bring in Tebow for a season to put fans in the stands and probably win a few games in the mean time.

  23. sfsugator says: Aug 19, 2013 2:28 PM

    @shackdelrio

    dude mjd beat us not gabbert get your facts straight. how many super bowls have you guys been to since you came into the league. Oh here is a good stat number a big ol goose egg. if you don’t know what that is as my Mexican friends call it “cero”.
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    The Colts also had one of the greatest QBs to play the game and what did that get you? One SB victory playing against Rex Grossman. Yeah, city of winners you are.

    But I get it, Gabbert blows and this is a lost season. You guys are the first to know how that goes.

  24. AGAIN…As a Top Ten Pick we should not have any competition at the QB position. He should own that position. Glad to know the decision was made to start GABBERT. Now he needs to WIN some games for the JAGS to show everyone that yes he belongs in the NFL

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