Aug. 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) throws a pass against the New York Jets during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert not expected to be ready for Week 3

The Jacksonville Jaguars are clearly the worst team in the NFL, at least after two weeks, as they look as lifeless and unmotivated as any team in the league right now. It doesn’t help matters that their starting quarterback is out with an injury, and isn’t expected to return this week:

Although Blaine Gabbert’s lacerated throwing hand is expected to keep him out of the Jaguars’ game next week in Seattle, coach Gus Bradley wasn’t quite ready to name Chad Henne the starter after the 19-9 loss to Oakland on Sunday.

“We’ll see,” Bradley said. “We’ll evaluate where Blaine is after this week.”

Gabbert missed practice last week after needing 15 stitches to close the gash he sustained against Kansas City.

Don’t mistake Gabbert for a savior, as he’s shown he’s nothing more than a backup through his first three years in the NFL, but it has to be disheartening for the team and the franchise as a whole to see everything they’ve invested in Gabbert be all for nothing, and this roster needs to be completely purged by the time they’re drafting Teddy Bridgewater with the No. 1 overall pick in next May’s NFL: Draft.


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