The Jacksonville Jaguars went to the AFC Championship Game last season, and heading into 2018, many expected them to get back there. However, after seven weeks, they do not even look like a playoff team, and after benching their quarterback on Sunday, there are more questions than answers surrounding the Jags.
Blake Bortles was sent to the bench during the team’s loss to the Houston Texans, after failing to throw for over 50 yards. That meant the team turned to Cody Kessler the rest of the way, and while Bortles has been inserted back into the starting lineup, there is no way he can be considered the franchise guy at this point.
When it comes time for the Jaguars to draft in round one next April, especially if it is early, they have to consider drafting a new quarterback. In this draft class, there are some guys who could come in and start right away, and Drew Lock from Missouri is one of them.
Despite not having a ton of weapons during his time at Missouri, Lock has become one of the more prolific passers in SEC history, and that is a testament to how good a passer he is. Adding a player like Lock instantly makes the Jaguars better, and after seeing Bortles performance on Sunday, there is no way this team could possibly be behind him for the long haul.