Could Mike Kafka Win the Starting Job For the Jacksonville Jaguars Next Season?

By Dan Parzych
Mike Kafka
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If there’s anything to take away from the Jacksonville Jaguars over the last two seasons, it would be there’s plenty of questions surrounding the quarterback position as Blaine Gabbert has proven to be anything but effective since the team used their first-round pick on him during the 2011 NFL Draft. As bad as it sounds, this season could be Gabbert’s final chance to prove himself as a starter as he’ll be entering his third season with the team and if he can’t prove himself by now–chances are he’s not going to be able to do it down the road.

One quarterback that could give Gabbert a run for their money next season–Mike Kafka.

After claiming Kafka off waivers from the New England Patriots, talk is beginning to heat up about the possibility of the quarterback giving Gabbert and Chad Henne competition for the starting job next season. Kafka may not be as experienced as some of his teammates, but he’s certainly showed potential at times as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles a few years ago.

As of now, the starting job at quarterback seems like Gabbert’s to lose, but it will certainly be interesting to see how this situation in Jacksonville plays out leading up to training camp. It may seem like a crazy idea at the moment, but anything is possible when it comes to the NFL and with the potential displayed by Kafka–it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Jaguars strongly considered the move for the 2013 season.

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