The Jacksonville Jaguars shouldn’t neglect their quarterback room.
At this point, it’s almost guaranteed the ‘Jags’ will use the first overall selection to take Clemson signal-caller Trevor Lawrence. It’s less certain how the rest of their quarterback room will look. Gardner Minshew II still has two years left on his rookie deal and the team could give Jake Luton another look.
However, Jacksonville could look for an upgrade in free agency and bring an established player to back up Lawerence. There will plenty of interesting options, some better than others and ‘Indy’ will provide two more. Phillip Rivers joined the team on a one-year contract last season and Jacoby Brissett is also coming off a one-year $30 million extension. The former might up to retire but the latter should garner attention in free agency.
Originally a third-round pick by the New England Patriots in 2016, Brissett was traded to the Colts in 2017. Back in Foxborough, Brissett played in three games in relief of Tom Brady and was 34-of-55 for 400 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions.
This past season, the North Carolina State product took a step back due to Rivers’ arrival but has amassed an 11-19 record during his four-year tenure in Indianapolis. Brisset may not be a long-term answer at the quarterback position but could provide value as a backup.