The Jacksonville Jaguars need a QB and they have plenty of options.
The Jacksonville Jaguars need a franchise quarterback, there’s no doubt about that. They have other roster needs, but finding their signal-caller of the future seems like their biggest priorities right now.
The ‘Jags’ currently hold the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and they will likely use that selection to take a quarterback. Trevor Lawrence, arguably the best quarterback in the players’ selection process, might be gone by then, assuming the New York Jets will take him with the first overall pick.
That would leave this Jacksonville team with the opportunity to select Justin Fields, who may the second-best quarterback in next year’s class. Most mocks project the Jaguars to choose the Ohio State quarterback, but Dane Bulger of The Athletic believes they will go with Zach Wilson instead.
Bulger acknowledges his opinion goes against the tide, but also says he wouldn’t be surprised if the BYU quarterback got drafted that high. He says his accuracy and his ability to execute off-platform are two of his biggest assets heading into the NFL.
If the Jaguars like Zach Wilson, they must pull the trigger.
Justin Fields has been one of the most electrifying college quarterbacks in 2020. In four games, he’s 90-of-113 for 1,208 yards, 13 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Keep in mind his three interceptions came against Indiana and has been nothing but a stud this season. Meanwhile, Zach Wilson is 176-of237 for 2,724 yards, 26 touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Both quarterbacks are solid and it’s too early to tell which one the Jaguars are leaning towards at this point in time. Heck, they don’t even have a general manager right now, so it will be a while before we get a clue of which signal-caller they prefer.
Nobody should take for granted the ‘Jags’ will use the second overall pick on Fields. Wilson is definitely rising up on draft boards and will keep things interesting until the very last moment.