Jaguars Expect To Have Blaine Gabbert Back Next Season


Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell mentioned that he expects QB Blaine Gabbert to return for the final year of his rookie contract, despite being benched in favor of Chad Henne.

“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.

Gabbert, 24, will make a little over $2 million for the 2014 season, but Caldwell admitted that there is a chance Gabbert could be the odd man out if they re-sign Henne in the coming months. pixy Jaguars Expect To Have Blaine Gabbert Back Next Season

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Well I hope they draft a qb or other wise ticket sales will continue to be very low that the organization will try to offer free beer again and that won’t work this time around.In 2013 season they tried to pull a stunt on people to come to their games and spend their hard earning money on garbage.Well if they try to pull another stunt I truly hope people don’t fall for it again and don’t show up.Remember in 2009 season their ticket sales was very low that only one home game sold out and was televised on Thursday night… Read more »