The Jacksonville Jaguars lost tackle Luke Joeckel for the season with a fractured ankle, they then lost starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a hamstring injury. That strained hamstring will keep Gabbert out of this Sunday’s match up against the Denver Broncos, but head coach Gus Bradley reiterated that he is the starting quarterback when he returns.
“Right now, that’s what I think,” Bradley said, via the Miami Herald. “There are some crazy things that can happen, I guess. … We’ll see how Blaine does this week with his injury. I know it’s very important for him to get back, and he’s going to do everything he can to get back.”
That doesn’t mean they’re entirely thrilled with Gabbert, he just remains the best option for the team.
“I feel strongly about Blaine, but there were missed opportunities by Blaine this week and he’s got to step up in the pocket, he’s got to stay strong, he’s got to play with confidence and make those passes that he does in practice,” Bradley said. “And that’s the next step for him. We’re always competing.”
It doesn’t matter who starts on Sunday though, they looked doom to lose against a Broncos offensive juggernaut. After the Jaguars traded Eugene Monroe and with Joeckel being injured, you might want to take some time off to make sure you’re 100% before getting thrown to the wolves again.