The Jacksonville Jaguars need to have insurance at the quarterback position.
The Jaguars will likely use the first overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft on Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, one of the best college prospects in recent years. It’s uncertain if the Tennesee native can be a starter in the season opener or he will have to wait on the bench before he can step on the field but this Jacksonville needs to prepare for either scenario.
Gardner Minshew II is still on the roster but it’s not clear if he will be part of the Jaguars’ vision in the upcoming season. The Washington State product has starting experience but the team could upgrade their quarterback room by adding an established player in free agency.
If the Jaguars are interested in bringing in a veteran quarterback that can start a few games and help Lawrence with his transition to the pros, they should consider signing Andy Dalton in the offseason. The ‘Red Rifle’ has was the Cincinnati Bengals franchise quarterback at one point in his career and has started 144 games in his ten-year career.
Last season, Dalton played in 11 games, completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 2,170 passes with 14 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He’s the kind of player that can mentor younger quarterbacks and play a few games in case the starter goes down.