Blaine Gabbert has been cleared to resume practicing after a hamstring injury, but he’ll be nothing but a sightseer in London if the Jaguars have their way.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, who joined the team in London on Wednesday after spending time with his family following the death of his father, announced that Chad Henne will remain the team’s starting quarterback. John Oehser of the Jaguars website reports that Gabbert will serve as the backup against the 49ers and that Bradley said he wants to see “see where it takes us” in regard to sticking with Henne.
Henne has topped the 300-yard mark in each of the last two weeks, although last Sunday’s numbers were somewhat skewed by the lopsided lead that the Chargers had for most of the day. He’s completing more passes than Gabbert ever did, though, and that alone is almost enough to make it an easy call as the Jaguars try to find their first victory of the season.
With Henne starting, the University of Michigan’s alumni in the U.K. will have rooting interests on both sides as both Henne and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh once quarterbacked the Wolverines.