If you want to compete in the NFL these days, you must have a top 10 quarterback. It’s true that football is a team sport but no other position impacts the game as much as signal-callers do. 30 years ago, you could either let your defense win games or build your offense around a formidable running back. That’s no longer the case as this has now become a passing league.
Nowadays, quarterbacks are a hot commodity in the NFL. The demand outweighs the supply. That’s why serviceable passers such as Kirk Cousins and Jared Goff get paid top dollar. Moreover, that’s one of the reasons (but not the only one) why the Jacksonville Jaguars have had just one winning season over the last ten years.
The Jags were aware that they need to get a top quarterback if they want to become a perennial playoff team. For that reason, they used the first overall pick in this year’s draft in Trevor Lawrence, one of the most talented passers to come out of the college ranks in recent years. The team’s brass was also aware they needed to surround their rookie signal-caller with as much talent as they could. They have spent the offseason adding depth and fortifying both sides of the ball.
Lawrence is arguably the most talented quarterback in Jacksonville. He’s also set to start in Week 1, but what about the rest of the Jaguars’ quarterback room? How’s the depth chart looking ahead of training camp? Here’s a look at the position.