Blaine Gabbert may be starting his first meaningful NFL game in a long, long time. While the Jacksonville Jaguars gear up for the New York Jets, it’s interesting to hear about a team that is taking a chance on the garbage the Jags threw out. That and other news as we prowl the web.
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"Gabbert has played in just one game since the Jaguars traded him to San Francisco for a sixth-round pick in March 2014. The 49ers re-signed Gabbert to a two-year, $4 million contract after the 2014 season.Gabbert, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 draft, never became the franchise quarterback former Jaguars general manager Gene Smith envisioned when he traded two picks to get him. The Jaguars’ starter that season was supposed to be David Garrard, who was in the fourth-year of an seven-year, $60 million contract, but in a surprise move the team released Garrard just five days before the 2011 season opener."
"Rookie running back T.J. Yeldon has had to deal with the recognition and raised expectations of being a feature back drafted in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft, but the season-ending injury of first-round selection defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. has taken those standards even higher.Yeldon has rolled with the pitches well, and his 406 yards, 4.0 yards per carry and two total touchdowns have been a solid start to his rookie season. Considering offensive line struggles and varying playcalling from offensive coordinator Greg Olson, these numbers are even better with context."
"In addition, a lot of the fans are growing impatient with the former Heisman finalist. Often the butt of jokes on the team’s message board. Fans have called Lee soft as baby food and said there is a better chance that Justin Blackmon is back before Lee. Funny because it’s unlikely that Blackmon will ever play again.Bortles, Robinson, and Hurns are all thriving this season in their second year. All three are on pace to break numerous Jaguar records. Still, you have to wonder what the offense could be with Marqise Lee."