Can Mike Kafka start for the Jaguars?

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars claimed quarterback Mike Kafka off waivers on Wednesday, adding a fifth quarterback to their roster. The team is currently having a competition for the starting quarterback position, which most believe is a two-way battle between Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne.

But, can Mike Kafka put himself in the mix for the starting job?

General manager David Caldwell seems to think so.

via ESPN's Paul Kuharsky:

Caldwell said Kafka's got "just as good an opportunity" to win the job as Gabbert, Chad Henne or undrafted rookie Matt Scott.

I wasn't able to attend to practice on Thursday to see the quarterbacks in action, but judging from the responses and tweets during, it didn't sound like really any of the quarterbacks separated themselves and the staff declined on naming a starting quarterback heading into training camp, as they shouldn't.

I still think Blaine Gabbert winds up the opening day starter, but if the Jaguars new front office and coaching staff are willing to let a guy claimed off waivers or an undrafted free agent win the starting job if they legitimately earn it, that's a good thing.

Keep reading:

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