With the 2014 NFL Draft in our rearview mirror, it’s time to look ahead and see what the Jacksonville Jaguars’ roster might look like come week 1 of the regular season. With 9 draft picks and several free-agent acquisitions this offseason, the active roster in 2014 will likely look very different from what we saw in 2013.
First up, the most important position on the field – quarterback. Here’s what the depth chart looked like during the 2013 season.
Blaine Gabbert had the vocal support of the coaching staff and front office at the beginning of the season, but it didn’t take long for Gabbert to play himself out of a job. Chad Henne came in and played well enough to keep the job.
Obviously quarterback was one of the biggest needs going into the offseason, and general manager David Caldwell addressed the position immediately and aggressively in the 2014 NFL draft. With Chad Henne coming back, it looks like rookie Blake Bortles will start the season 2nd on the depth chart. Ricky Stanzi is still hanging around, and undrafted free agent Stephen Morris decided to come to Jacksonville and reunite with Jedd Fisch.
|2||Blake Bortles||2nd QB|
|4||Stephen Morris||Practice Squad|
I expect Henne to start the season, but I doubt he makes it to the bye week before being replaced by Bortles. Stanzi has yet to see the field, and I don’t think the staff will keep a 3rd quarterback on the roster. For the practice squad, I expect them to keep Morris and his big arm instead of the veteran Stanzi.