5 Jaguars who could struggle to make the team after 2022 NFL Draft
No. 4 Jaguars player who may not make the team: Jake Luton, QB.
A sixth-round pick in 2020, Jake Luton became the Jaguars’ starting quarterback when Gardner Minshew suffered a thumb injury. The rookie had a solid debut, completing 26-of-38 passes for 304 yards with one touchdown and one interception, along with a rushing touchdown, against the Houston Texans in Week 9.
However, it all went downhill from there for Luton, as he struggled in his next two starts, throwing just one touchdown and five interceptions. The coaching staff then turned to veteran Mike Glennon and Luton would not play again in 2020. The Oregon State product was released ahead of the 2021 season and spent time with the Miami Dolphins and the Seattle Seahawks before returning to Jacksonville.
Luton will most likely be given a chance to make the team in training camp but he will need to compete with undrafted free agent E.J. Perry for the third quarterback spot with C.J. Beathard firmly entrenched as the primary backup.
It’s currently unknown how many quarterbacks the Jaguars will carry into the offseason but if they opt for two, Luton, as well as Perry, won’t probably make the cut. Whoever shows more upside throughout the offseason might land in Jacksonville’s practice squad.