The Jacksonville Jags have been quick to claim players, including a few at quarterback, off of waivers over the past few months. They did it again on Tuesday when they claimed Ricky Stanzi off of waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Stanzi was a fifth round pick (135th overall) by the Chiefs back in 2011 out of Iowa. Although he had an up-and-down college career, he made the term “Stanzi ball” famous among Big 10 fans due to his late game heroics during Iowa’s 11-2 2009 season.
Stanzi has yet to play in a regular season game in the NFL.
The Jaguars previously claimed Mike Kafka off of waivers from the New England Patriots when they signed Tim Tebow. Stanzi is likely in a race for the third quarterback spot with Kafka and Arizona rookie Matt Scott. Third year pro Blaine Gabbert has been named the starter while veteran Chade Henne is the backup.
The Jaguars also claimed linebacker Kyle Knox from the Seattle Seahawks. Like Stanzi, he hasn’t seen any NFL action.
Tight end Isaiah Stanback and running back De’Leon Eskridge were released to make room for Knox and Stanzi.