Undrafted rookie quarterback Jordan Rodgers Jacksonville Jaguars career was derailed by injuries before it had any chance to get started.
The Jaguars announced on Monday that they had released Rodgers and it looks like they will be carrying four quarterbacks into what figures to be their most intriguing position battle during training camp.
While Rodgers was likely not a realistic competitor for the starting quarterback job, he was likely competing with fellow undrafted rookie quarterback Matt Scott for a spot on the Jaguars practice squad. Unfortunately for Rodgers, he was injured during the Jaguars rookie minicamp back in May and missed the rest of the team’s offseason activities as he recovered from a sports hernia surgery.
After Rodgers injury, the Jaguars signed former Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots quarterback Mike Kafka to add some depth to the position during organized team activities. The Jaguars obviously felt that Kafka’s performance throughout the summer made Rodgers expendable.
The release of Rodgers is a sign that Scott will likely end up on the Jaguars practice squad this season, as the team hopes that they can develop to one-year college starter into at the very least a very valuable backup in the future.
As for the Jaguars starting quarterback job, the main competition will be between Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne with Kafka having an outside shot to compete. Neither Gabbert nor Henne were impressive last season and both are likely looking at their last chance to prove that they are capable of being a starting quarterback.
The Jaguars now have an open roster spot that they will likely fill prior to the start of training camp on Thursday.
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