The Jacksonville Jaguars could also use an established backup quarterback.
Although there are some scenarios Jaguars could explore with the first overall pick in 2021’s draft, it’s almost a certainty they will take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. However, the rest of their quarterback room is not currently settled. Mike Glennon is set to become a free agent, and there aren’t any indications the team will bring him back in 2021.
The ‘Jags’ also have Gardner Minshew II and Jake Luton on the roster but the former may have some trade value while the latter is still raw. Knowing that a backup quarterback is one injury away from taking the field, the team could benefit from bringing in an established veteran and Tyrod Taylor might be one of the best available ones in the open market. The 2011 sixth-round pick has experience at the helm, having played in 72 games and started 47, and could be a bridge quarterback in Jacksonville.
Although Taylor’s not a top-tier quarterback, he can step in when called up and not embarrass himself in the process. Had a team doctor not punctured his lung before the Chargers’ Week 2 matchup last season, he may have kept the starting job and we would be having a different conversation. Nevertheless, the veteran’s injury paved the way for Justin Herbert, who is vying for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.