Jordan Rodgers Worth the Risk For Jacksonville Jaguars

By Dan Parzych
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If there’s anything to take away from the last two seasons, it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars should be concerned over quarterback Blaine Gabbert as the former first-round pick has struggled when it comes to being a starter in the NFL. Thanks to Gabbert’s poor play, the Jaguars head into the 2013 season wondering what they should do at the quarterback position and as crazy as it sounds–the addition of Jordan Rodgers may turn out to be worth the risk.

Yes, this is the same Rodgers that played at Vanderbilt and is the brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers–so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to hear the Jaguars were willing to take a risk. Rodgers gained interested from a few teams after he failed to get drafted, but Jacksonville seemed to make the most sense since it would give him the best chance of competing for a starting job.

It may seem like a long shot at this point, but if Gabbert continues to struggle–it wouldn’t be a surprise if the team at least considered using Rodgers to see what he would bring to the table. He may never live up to the level of his brother in Green Bay, but Rodgers has the perfect opportunity to make a name for himself in Jacksonville as they will most likely be going through another rebuilding year.

There’s still plenty of time before the start of training camp, but it will be interesting to see if Rodgers has a shot for a roster spot with the Jaguars for the 2013 season.

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