Football began in 1995 when the Jaguars played their first season.
In those 19 years, 12 quarterbacks were drafted #1. Here's why that's a bad idea.
In only two of those years can one claim the first overall pick was the best quarterback, let alone the best player. Let's go to the tape.
'98: Peyton Manning. No question
'12: Andrew Luck. Is this even fair?
Now let's look at the horrible mistakes the other 10 teams made.
'99: Couch. Coulda had McNabb at 2 or Culpepper at 11.
01: Vick. Not a terrible choice. But Brees sat there for another 31 picks.
02: Carr. Coulda had Garrard at 108. Quit complainging; he was better than Carr.
03: Palmer. Adequate. The injury probably hurt. Still not a franchise QB.
04: Eli Manning. You could make the argument he's the best of the class, but Rivers (4) and Roethlisberger (11) supporters can make a good case.
05: Alex Smith. Rodgers at 24.
07: Russell. Everybody else drafted that year.
09: Stafford. Okay, he's not horrible, but he's not taking anybody to a Lombardi Trophy.
10: Bradford. Ugh. But just ugh everywhere else QB-wise, too.
11: Newton. Dalton (?) at 13.
My intent is not to say "you shoulda drafted (cough) Wilson (cough)," because there's no such thing as a time machine. The point is that a team doesn't need to draft #1 to get a franchise quarterback, so the Jags not holding that pick isn't a big deal. I'd say it's pretty obvious these 10 QBs weren't even the best player eligible, so bad pick.
So, chin up, Jags fans. If there's a worthy QB, Dave et al will find him.