As the Jacksonville Jaguars continue to make their push for Teddy Bridgewater with spectacular efficiency, they have opted to put Chad Henne in at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers as well as an excited London fanbase just waiting to see what the former Wolverine quarterback can do. Forced to choose beteen Henne and Blaine Gabbert, Gus Bradley has opted to pick the equal of two evils.
This should be a fun week as the media infuriates Jaguars fans about the possiblity of moving to London, despite every fact, statistic and reality that says they cannot, will not, and should not. If a poll was taken, chances are Jaguars fans would happily forfeit this game if it meant avoiding that nonsensical conversation entirely. Their stadium lease is ironclad for quite a while and their attendance is not nearly as bad as many want to paint it.
As far as the potential viability of a London franchise goes, the 49ers are one of the teams that have to go seemingly half way around the world to get to play a team in London. So much is made of the cross country trip made from one coast to the other, but the 49ers are going from one coast to the other, then hopping over that small lake that is the Atlantic. It stands to reason the 49ers will stay somewhere closer to the east coast before going to London and quite possibly Youngstown, Ohio as that has been a popular choice in the past. If the 49ers can beat the Jaguars without either team suffering any injuries, the game would be according to plan for both sides. One thing is for sure. London is waiting with bated breath to see this Jaguars outfit and there is no team the Brits could want more than the Jacksonville Jaguars. It has not been confirmed that those atrocious helmets were instituted as a repellent measure.