“We talked with Blaine yesterday and told him that he’s a Jaguar and we would like to have him back,” Caldwell said on Friday, via the Florida Times Union. “We feel that he’s under contract and he’s made great strides this year. You guys probably haven’t seen a lot of it because it’s been mostly through our practice.”
Caldwell mentioned that keeping Gabbert has very little downside given that he’s already under contract.
“At the very least he’s a very good backup and he’s under contract, so there’s no reason why not to keep him here,” Caldwell said. “There’s no downside.”
Gabbert has been a huge disappointment since the Jaguars used the No. 10 overall pick on him back in 2011. Henne rated as the worst qualifying quarterback this year, according to Pro Football Focus, so that’s hardly a positive for Gabbert seeing as he wasn’t able to push Henne at all.