As we all enjoy the current run the Jaguars are on, we all keep the thought of the offseason in the back of our minds. With every win, we as fans check the draft order the following week. Some say these wins don't matter and are upset at the idea of losing out on the first pick. Others are enthused by the sudden rejuvenation and success. Either way, it no longer looks like the Jaguars will be on the clock come Wildcard Weekend.
With Marcus Mariota announcing he will return to Oregon and the belief that Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater will be the first pick. The possibility of the Jaguars drafting a quarterback in the first round becomes more and more unpredictable.
Enter. Jay Cutler.
The rumors of the Chicago Bears allowing Cutler to walk in free agency after this season continue to gain ground. There is now a more realistic possibility that Cutler will be wearing a new uniform come 2014.
Now the question is, if Jay Cutler does hit the market, would GM Dave Caldwell and Gus Bradley consider him an option? Cutler has had an up and down career in the eyes of many; a mixture of Pro Bowls and injuries. Though he can be frustrating at times, Cutler has been an above average quarterback for much of his pro career. Cutler is heading into his 30's so he is no spring chicken anymore, but there is still good tread left on the tires. He will likely have multiple teams interested if he does indeed hit the market and at this point there is no reason to believe the Jags would be a possible landing spot. However, with an improving team, would Caldwell pull the trigger and bring an established starter into the organization rather than go for a QB early on in the draft.
All questions and food for thought as we enjoy the current growth we are seeing these past few weeks. The answers to this and many others will come this offseason.