The Jacksonville Jaguars are planning to play Blake Bortles at quarterback this season. Is there a ‘Plan B’ in case something unfortunate happens?
Blake Bortles will be the starting Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback in 2017. It is no secret that each player is one hit away from being sidelined. Do the Jaguars have a ‘plan b’ for replacing Bortles?
First, Henne has not played a full season in his career. He has played in 15 games twice in 2010 and 2013. Last season, he took one snap against the Detroit Lions due to Bortles being shaken up. Allen is an unknown commodity.
Suppose the unthinkable happens, to whom will the Jaguars turn to? Could Jacksonville bring in a free agent during camp? Would the Jaguars trade a running back or wide receiver for insurance at quarterback?
Plan B Possibilities For The Jaguars Quarterback Position
First of all, Jacksonville should sign Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is able to stand in the pocket due to his height being six foot four. His athleticism would allow him to move outside and scramble if needed. Most of all, Kaepernick has thrown 30 interceptions in his career compared to 51 by Bortles.
Second, the Jaguars could trade Allen Robinson or Marqise Lee to Kansas City for Alex Smith. Kansas City recently released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. Smith is a proven game manager who could help Jacksonville.
Expect Jacksonville to make a move at the quarterback position to have a proven solid back up for Bortles. Whether signing a free agent quarterback or getting one via a trade, so much is riding on the upcoming season to not have a plan b.