Will 2013 Be Blaine Gabbert's Final Shot at Starting QB With Jacksonville Jaguars?

By Dan Parzych
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The Jacksonville Jaguars were one of the biggest laughing stocks of the NFL last season as they finished the year with a disappointing 2-14 record–leaving many wondering how the team should spend the offseason fixing the offseason. The Jaguars ranked 29th overall when it came to offense last season and with two years under his belt, it may be time for the team to decide what to do with quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

Expectations were high for Gabbert when Jacksonville pulled a surprise move by selecting him in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, but the former Missouri star has yet to live up to the hype over his first two seasons in the league. In 24 starts, Gabbert has only thrown for 3,876 yards to go along with 21 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

Sadly, there are certain quarterbacks in the NFL who could display those types of numbers in a single season.

Sure, the argument can be made that Jacksonville hasn’t made things easy for Gabbert considering the lack of weapons on offense, but 2013 could easily turn into a do-or-die season for him when it comes to being the starter. If Gabbert fails to put up impressive numbers after three seasons in the league, chances are he’s not going to be putting up the type of numbers Jacksonville is hoping for anytime soon.

Hopefully, Gabbert can live up to the pressure and help the Jaguars bounce back from what turned out to be an embarrassing season in 2012.

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