Jacksonville Jaguars QB Jake Luton ‘frazzled by Steelers’ organized chaos’
Jake Luton couldn’t seize the chance the Jacksonville Jaguars gave him.
If you have watched the Jacksonville Jaguars played the last three weeks, you likely noticed many areas in need of improvement. You probably saw that the quarterback position might be the one the team was getting the least production from.
Rookie Jake Luton took over the starting quarterback job ahead of the Jaguars Week 9 matchup and heading into the game, the coaching staff didn’t know how we would perform in his first NFL game, but in the end, the Oregon State ended up faring well and went 24-of-36 for 304 yards, one passing touchdown, and ran into the end zone for another one.
However, Luton didn’t fare as well in the Jaguars following game and completed 18 of 35 attempts for 169 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Having one good game and a mediocre one under his belt, nobody knew how he was going to perform against the Steeles.
The Jaguars quarterback ended up having his worst game yet and threw four interceptions. Throughout the game, the rookie signal-caller looked overwhelmed and indecisive. Bucky Brooks of NFL Media says the Steelers’ pass rush forced Luton to make questionable decisions and points out ‘his errant throws tossed into traffic’ were the result of constant pressure.
Brooks also points out that Luton was ‘frazzled by the Steelers’ organized chaos’. Looking at the Jaguars’ last game confirms the analyst assessment. The rookie didn’t look comfortable through the contest and had a hard time completing passes.
Later in his analysis, Brooks also made sure to mention the more Luton plays the more it’s clear why the former Beavers quarterback was a sixth-round pick in 2020’s draft. He says the quarterback lacks the judgment to be a long-term starter and believes the NFL might be too fast for him at this point of his development.
Where do the Jacksonville Jaguars go from here?
Luton may be headed back to the bench as soon as this week. Gardner Minshew II started throwing a little bit last week and could get his old job back ahead of the Jaguars Week 12 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Head coach Doug Marrone says he wants to see the sophomore throw more before making a decision, but based on how Luton played last week, Marrone may go with the most experienced of the two.
The Jaguars already know what they have in both Minshew and Luton and the former gives the better chance to win Sunday and probably the remainder of the season based on their past performances.