After three incredibly disappointing years with the Jacksonville Jaguars, it looks like Blaine Gabbert‘s hourglass has finally run out in Jacksonville. Jaguars general manager David Caldwell didn’t mince his words on Tuesday as he painted a picture for 2014 and at this point: it doesn’t look like Gabbert is anywhere in the Jags’ short-term or long-term plans.
Caldwell spoke at length about the quarterback situation and the general feel was that if the Jaguars decide to draft a quarterback with the third-overall pick in this May’s NFL draft, then Gabbert would likely be released before the 2014 campaign even kicked off. However, the one wild card in all of this is Chad Henne. As an unrestricted free agent, Henne could easily leave Jacksonville in the dust, which would also result in the Jags starting the year with just Gabbert and said rookie at the quarterback position.
Even still, Caldwell hinted that he would love to have Henne back, but as the team’s back-up signal-caller. Furthermore, it’s time to finally abort the Blaine Gabbert mission. At this point in time, Gabbert has proven himself to be a bust as the 24-year-old has shown zero signs of living up to the massive expectations the 10th-overall pick once had. With that being said, it’s time for both parties to go there separate ways as Gabbert is no longer Jacksonville’s crown jewel.