It looks like Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley is attempting to squash any quarterback controversy that the team may have next year. In a recent conference call with the media, Bradley said having Henne as the stater so a rookie could just learn the offense would be the best situation for the team.
“I would say going into it he (Henne) would be (the starter),” Bradley, the Jaguars’ Head Coach, said on a conference call late Friday afternoon. “That’s our plan, (Jaguars General Manager) Dave (Caldwell) and I … If we did go that route, where we did bring in a quarterback at No. 3, we’d like to create an environment where that quarterback could come in and put all of his focus on preparation and learning without the distractions that come with it. That would be the ideal environment.”
Henne started 11 games for the Jaguars last season, replacing injured starter Blaine Gabbert in week 5 against the St. Louis Rams. He threw for 3,241 yards and 13 touchdown to go along with 14 interceptions.
The Jaguars may still use the No. 3 pick on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, but it doesn’t look like he will be immediately counted on as the starter.