The Jaguars have multiple calls to make at quarterback in the offseason.
For one, Chad Henne is slated to be an unrestricted free agent. However, Jaguars G.M. David Caldwell indicated Tuesday that the club could potentially re-sign Henne before the new league year begins, according to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.
Henne started 13 games for the Jaguars in 2013, completing 305-of-503 passes for 3,241 yards with 13 TDs and 14 interceptions. He turns 29 in July.
Then there’s the matter of whether the Jaguars will take a passer with the No. 3 overall pick in May’s draft.
The franchise’s last attempt at drafting a foundation quarterback hasn’t quite worked out, with 2011 first-rounder Blaine Gabbert struggling in his first three NFL seasons. Gabbert is under contract for 2014, but if the club drafts a quarterback in Round One and brings back Henne, Caldwell indicated Tuesday that Gabbert’s future in Jacksonville could be tenuous, Stellino reported.
At his Tuesday press conference, Caldwell said he would be happy to have Gabbert back on the roster before later telling reporters that having Henne, a rookie first-round quarterback and Gabbert on the roster could leave Gabbert in a tough spot, Stellino reported.
Were Gabbert to become available, it would be interesting to see what teams might be interested in the former Missouri star. Though his NFL tape has been lacking in quality, he is just 24 years old, and teams likely did quite a bit of homework on him leading up to the 2011 draft.