The Jacksonville Jaguars are without question, the worst team in the NFL. The futile Jaguars have struggled to score offensive points after four games, losing Sunday to the Indianapolis Colts 37-3 at home. Quarterback play has been horrible in Jacksonville, but the team remains committed to QB Blaine Gabbert. Are they really trying to tank the season in order to earn the top pick in 2014?
Gabbert has been horrible in his career, and it’s time to close the book on his career. Gabbert is 5-21 as a starter with more interceptions than touchdowns. Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley told reporters, “I’m staying strong with Blaine because he competed and he’s doing what we asked him to do.” Exactly what did they ask him to do? Not win the game? I watched part of Sunday’s Jaguars game, they did not compete.
Jacksonville has managed just three offensive touchdowns this season, one coming through the air. Chad Henne completed the only passing touchdown. Jacksonville is currently ranked 31st in rushing offense and 30th in passing. Gabbert is the NFL’s 34th ranked passer, averaging just 4.48 yards per attempt. Jacksonville owns the league’s worst point differential, at -98.
In two weeks, Jacksonville will play the Denver Broncos. Last week, the Jaguars were a 19.5 point underdog in Seattle. According to Pregame.com, at this moment, the Jaguars will be a 28 point underdog in Denver. That would be a record for the largest point spread in NFL history.
Personally, I see no reason for the Jaguars to continue to stick with Gabbert. He is not a NFL starting quarterback. Perhaps the Jaguars are purposely tanking the season. Hope Teddy Bridgewater likes the Jacksonville area.
At least the Jaguars are providing two free beers with each ticket. You need alcohol in order to watch them.