The biggest issue facing the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason is which direction they are going to go at the quarterback position. The Jaguars answer for at least the 2013 season may already be on the roster despite the belief that new general manager Dave Caldwell will bring in a new quarterback through either free agency or the draft this offseason. There are rumors that Caldwell is leaning towards giving Blaine Gabbert another shot to prove himself as a franchise quarterback in 2013.
Jedd Fisch keeps a copy of former coach Jon Gruden’s football resume taped to the medicine cabinet in his bathroom. "My wife thinks I’m a little crazy, but she deals with it,’’ said Fisch, the Jaguars’ new offensive coordinator. Fisch said Gruden is an inspiration because he became an NFL head coach at age 34 and won a Super Bowl with Tampa Bay at age 39.
General manager Dave Caldwell and the Jaguars’ coaching staff are currently evaluating the roster, deciding which players they want to keep, release or simply let walk into free agency. No two starters due to become unrestricted free agents will likely spark more discussion than cornerback Derek Cox and outside linebacker Daryl Smith. On a defense that fell to 30th overall in 2012 and was highly suspect in every area, there’s no question that losing Smith for 14 games and Cox continuing to struggle with various injury issues were significant factors in the unit’s demise.