Aug 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) passes the ball against the New York Jets during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Gus Bradley Names Blaine Gabbert Starter in Press Conference


After the quarterback’s most impressive stretch of play in his short career on Saturday night, Gus Bradley wasted no time in his press conference Monday naming Blaine Gabbert the starter for the regular season.

Gabbert went 13/16 for 165 yards and a touchdown against the Jets before leaving with a thumb injury in the second quarter. The thumb injury is going to keep Gabbert out the rest of the preseason, but that wasn’t enough to deter Bradley from making the decision before the third preseason game.

With Gabbert out and Chad Henne starting the next two preseason games, we’ll be seeing a lot more of Matt Scott and Mike Kafka. Somewhat jokingly, Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union thinks Matt Scott will eventually be freed in Gabbert’s absence.

Bradley also provided some updates on key players dealing with some injuries. Cecil Shorts and Russell Allen are expected to be back this week while caution is being practiced with rookie Luke Joeckel.

 

- Daniel Lago

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Jaguars tickets for Week 1 against Kansas City are available for up to 25% off. We will see if Gabbert can carry his preseason success against the Jets over into the regular season.

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