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Don't Count On Josh Freeman; Or any other FA QB

Blain Gabbert. Chad Henne. Those are two of the worst quarterbacks in the league. They also happen to be the two quarterbacks whom have started for the Jacksonville Jaguars this year. While some may be anxious to go out and make a free agent pick up like Josh Freeman, DON'T BE. I believe that Dave Caldwell and Gus Bradley don't think that Gabbert nor Henne are long term solutions at the Quarterback position. And that is COMPLETELY fine. At the end of this year if they don't find that quarterback that they like they won't be looking for some huge free agent splash to make (Not like there will be any QB's to pick up). And they're certainly above trading multiple picks for one. They will build through the draft. The Seattle Seahawks used Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst before they had Russell Wilson. Both of those players are not starting caliber players. Sure, you could make a case for Tarvaris, but he's certainly not bringing you to a Super Bowl, or even the playoffs. That is the role that Gabbert and Henne fulfill. They're just here to hold the spot down until they find that Franchise QB that will take this team in a positive direction, or even beyond that.

They're not going to find their guy in the free agency and they're not going to trade for one either. Sure, Josh Freeman could be a solid quarterback for the Jaguars. Heck, he could be the best quarterback in team history for all we know. He showed a lot of potential in his first years but regressed. The point is, overpaying a solid quarterback just to lose the same amount of games doesn't seem very logical, does it? They might not even find their quarterback this year. They might not even like Teddy Bridgewater or Brett Hundley, or any other of the other quarterbacks in this draft class. They might not even find their QB next year. Or the next year. Or even the next year. But it is all about finding the perfect quarterback that fits in your offense. Odds are that in 2015 they will have their Quarterback, but what if? What if they don't find their Russell Wilson? What if he's just as bad as Blaine Gabbert? What if he turns out a worse pick than Ryan Leaf? It took the Seahawks 2 years and I believe that it will take the Jaguars 2 as well. It's going to be a painful ride. Whether the franchise QB is Teddy Bridgewater or some Undrafted Division II QB that has never played a single snap before they'll find him. It's gonna be a bumpy road but at the end they'll find their pot of gold.

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