June 12, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) points during minicamp at Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE
One big question heading into the opening of the 2012 preseason when the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the New York Giants is how much second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert is going to play in the game. After practice on Thursday, Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey gave an estimate on how much Gabbert will play.
Mularkey said he is thinking 17 or 20 plays for Gabbert in preseason opener.— jaguarsinsider (@jaguarsinsider) August 9, 2012
This is likely the maximum Gabbert will play, but I'm not sure it's the minimum he will play. If Gabbert can come in and lead a touchdown drive on his first drive of the ball game, it might be a good idea to go ahead and sit him down just for the sake of not risking injury. If he plays the full planned 17-20 snaps however, that likely will push him into playing in the second quarter of the ball game.