The Jacksonville Jaguars will not get to see what quarterback Jordan Rodgers could have brought to the table, as they waived him on Monday. The reason for the release is that the Jaguars did not believe he would be a factor in the starting job, which means they were not prepared to carry more quarterbacks on their roster than necessary.
Rodgers, who is the younger brother of Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers, underwent hernia surgery in mid-May. He should have been ready to go by the time training camp rolled around, but Jacksonville is content with four quarterbacks in competition.
Obviously, five quarterbacks competing for a maximum of three jobs is too much. However, one would think the Jaguars would have taken a chance on Rodgers considering the bloodline he is a part of. Just because his brother is a huge success, does not automatically make him a guarantee to dominate the quarterback position. However, with the right amount of time and coaching, similar to what his brother received in Green Bay, he could have turned into someone special.
There are still plenty of opportunities available to him, as one team will surely take a chance on anyone related to the Packers’ Rodgers. The fact that Rodgers has a chip on his shoulder just like his older brother had for many years just adds to the possibility of him taking a roster spot on some NFL team.
In 12 starts at Vanderbilt last season, Rodgers completed 60 percent of his passes for 2,539 yards, 15 touchdowns, a 139.1 passer rating and just five interceptions.