May 6, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey talks with the media after rookie mini camp at Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE
As the Jacksonville Jaguars head into quarterback Blaine Gabbert's first real offseason, there are legitimate concerns about Gabbert's ability to play quarterback in the NFL but working with his new coaching staff can't do anything but help him. Jaguars new head coach Mike Mularkey thinks Gabbert is on his way and stresses that he's the team's starting quarterback.
"No, it's not (a competition). Blaine's our starting quarterback," Mularkey told NFL Networks Albert Breer over the phone. "We feel good about him."
While we've heard these hollowed words multiple times from a certain former Jaguars coach who is now the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos, unlike then I believe Mularkey when he says it. It might be because I have no reason to completely distrust Mularkey yet, but it's clear this coaching staff was created with the intention of working with Blaine Gabbert and making him the quarterback they thought they drafted with the tenth overall pick in the NFL Draft.