The Jacksonville Jaguars need a backup ‘quarterback’ plan.
It may not be enough to make up for the blunder, but the Jaguars should take solace in the fact they weren’t the only ones that pass up the chance to draft quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The Bears also had a chance to draft the 2018 league MVP but took Mitch ‘Mr. Biscuit’ Trubisky instead.
While one went on to become Nickelodeon’s Most Valuable Player in 2021, the other has turned the Kansas City Chiefs into a perennial Super Bowl contender. That doesn’t mean Trubisky should get the bust just yet. Although he hasn’t played like a franchise quarterback, he showed in 2020 flashes of the player he could become. While you could dismiss it as a hot streak, the Jaguars should consider kicking the tires on him.
At this point, you could bet Trevor Lawrence will be the starting quarterback on opening day but what if he isn’t ready and need to sit for a while before he takes an NFL field? The ‘Jags’ must have someone behind him in place and Trubisky could be the one. If the Clemson product is indeed ready, the 2017 first-round pick could then provide insurance in case Lawrence can’t play.