The Jacksonville Jaguars have some decisions to make regarding quarterbacks Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert. It is believed that the Jaguars will pursue a new quarterback in free agency or the draft, and even Henne acknowledged it.
“Absolutely, there’s no doubt about it,” Henne said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. “All of the things that went on, the outcome obviously isn’t what we wanted, winning only four games, but the second half of the season, we did get better and do some really good things.”
It is believed the team is interested in bringing back Henne as a back up. Henne is a free agent at the end of the season but has expressed a desire to return because he likes playing for coach Gus Bradley and within the system designed by offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.
Gabbert on the other hand thinks he will be in Jacksonville competing for the starting job. At the end of the session, Gabbert had an interesting exchange with a reporter when asked about a trade request.
“I don’t want to be anywhere else,” he said. “I plan on being back and competing for the job.”
Toward the end of his session with reporters was this exchange.
Reporter: “Right now it’s not your intention to ask for a trade?”
Gabbert: “No, that’s a ridiculous question to ask. I’ll be here [April 21] when we start over and go through the off-season program with the same coach.”
Reporter: “It’s a fair question.”
Gabbert: “Not necessarily. I’m still under contract and want to be a part of this organization so why would I ask for a trade?”
The reality is that they view Henne as a back up, and he played the majority of the season. Gabbert didn’t play a snap after Week 5. All signs point towards the Jags looking for a new quarterback in the draft or free agency.