The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly looking for a new quarterback in the 2014 season, and in that regard the organization received some good news today.
With Blaine Gabbert failing to perform for the third straight year – and looking more and more like a bad pick – and Chad Henne hitting free agency, the Jaguars only have Ricky Stanzi as an option at the QB position for the upcoming year. The Jags have the third pick in the upcoming draft, and they should target a franchise signal-caller in the first round. Today one of the most coveted prospects announced his entrance to the draft next year.
Louisville star QB Teddy Bridgewater reportedly announced that he will take part in the draft in May, and there are many experts that believe he has enough talent to be the No. 1 overall selection. There is clearly a lot to like when analyzing Bridgewater, and the Jaguars would be wise to choose him if he falls to the third spot in the order.
Bridgewater had some stellar numbers during his three years at Louisville, and he has thrown for more than 7600 yards and 58 TD passes in his last two seasons. Bridgewater has also shown great pocket presence, and his decision-making and poise already look ready to shine at the NFL level.
With all the issues surrounding the Jaguars’ offense, the team needs some spark in a game-changing position. Since neither Gabbert nor Henne are the long-term answer, GM David Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley would hit a home run if they are able to land the coveted prospect.
He has enough talent to be the savior the franchise desperately needs.