We have reached the portion of the NFL calendar in which you should take everything you hear with a grain of salt.
Earlier this week there were reports that the Jacksonville Jaguars were the most likely trade destination for Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Matt Flynn, but now it appears that is not the case at all. In fact the Jaguars have no interest in acquiring Flynn to be their quarterback.
Given the fact that new Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell has repeatedly talked about his desire to rebuild the team through the draft, it would have made little sense for the Jaguars to give up draft picks to acquire an unproven veteran quarterback. The reports earlier this week seemed more like dot connecting, linking the Jaguars and Seahawks through Gus Bradley.
The moves the Jaguars are going to make at the quarterback position this offseason are likely going to occur during the NFL Draft. They are in the process of doing their due diligence on some of the top quarterback prospects available. Given their activity over the last few weeks, the Jaguars have been linked to Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Matt Scott and Ryan Nassib.
With the second pick in the draft, the Jaguars will likely have a chance to draft Smith, who is the consensus top quarterback available. Whether or not the Jaguars believe Smith is a franchise quarterback remains a mystery, so we will just have to wait and see what Caldwell has up his sleeve.
Only one thing can be said for certain about the Jaguars quarterback situation at this point, Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne are not going to be the only guys competing for the starting job in training camp this summer.