Not many people are talking about the Jacksonville jaguars at the moment, but when they do mention the lowly club it’s either in rumors that the club will move to L.A. or it’s claiming that the most boring quarterback controversy ever is currently brewing in Florida. Blaine Gabbert used a conference call ahead of the Jaguars matchup with the Lions to squash the rumors and attempt to restore peace.
“I wouldn’t consider it a battle at all,” Gabbert said when asked of the tension by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Whatever moves, I guess, people want to make, but I think we’re pretty satisfied here at quarterback.”
The rumored controversy was further fueled by rumors that Tim Tebow, who was rumored to have been headed to Jacksonville this offseason, was headed to Jacksonville now by way of a trade with the Jets.
Anyone else del like they’re still in high school with all these rumors and he sad-she said nonsense. If you ask Gabbert, he’d agree with that sentiment as he feels — correctly so I must add– that it’s all rumors and nothing more than that.
Tebow was really Gabbert’s only threat to dethrone him as the team’s starter. He’s slowly growing as a leader in Jacksonville and he’s their first round pick from a year ago, so there’s some investment in the kid. Gabbert has a higher completion percentage this year, and people will be quick to knock him for having the lowest yards per average in the NFL, but it’s a slow process to build an elite quarterback — even more so if you’re trying to do it in Jacksonville.
Gabbert doesn’t feel threatened and he shouldn’t, at least not now. The team is under new management, but Gabbert is the guy for now and the Jaguars, given their record and their outlook this season, would be fools to pull the plug now.