Turns out Tim Tebow might be capable of helping the Jacksonville Jaguars after all. Just in a way none of us would have expected.
With the Patriots nabbing Tebow Monday afternoon, Northwester-alum Mike Kafka found himself out of a job – for less than 24 hours.
Jaguars have penchant for claiming former Patriots on waivers. Did it again today. Claimed QB Mike Kafka.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 11, 2013
Kafka will now have the far less glamorous distinction of backing up Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. So it’s safe to say he shouldn’t expect to see too much playing time. But then again, we’re talking about Jacksonville here. So you never know.
Kafka has not taken a snap since he was the the Eagles in 2011. He played in four games and completed 11 of 16 passes for 107 yards and two interceptions. He finished his time there with a QBR of 24.2. Yikes.
Nevertheless, Kafka is a low-risk, high-reward prospect for the disjointed Jags at this point. And if he ever shows glimpses of the upside that we saw at Northwestern, it could prove to be more of the latter.