The Jaguars have a golden opportunity to secure the quarterback of the Present and the Future in John Brantley.
The Ravens have cut the undrafted rookie quarterback in what had to have been a very difficult roster decision. The storied quarterback from the University of Florida in Gainesville threw for 4,750 yards and 30 touchdowns with 18 interceptions. With numbers like those against tough SEC defenses, there is no reason to not believe that his skills would translate into the NFL. Clearly, the Ravens have no idea how to incorporate such a passing talent into what is regarded as a staid, boring, and bumbling offense.
Now, I haven't been to any of the training camp practices, but from what I have heard on the radio in between in-depth high school football analysis and gripping golf coverage, it seems that both Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne have had a difficult time throwing the ball to the receivers. This sort of shenanigans has gone too far. Clearly the Jaguars have signed the wrong talent at the most important position on the field. With quarterback talents in the AFC South like Andrew Luck in Indianapolis, Matt Schaub in Houston, and Jake Locker at Tennessee, neither Blaine Gabbert nor Chad Henne nor Jordan Palmer will do.A member of the 2008 University of Florida National Championship team, Brantley knows what it takes to win at the highest level of the second highest level of football. Gabbert played at Missouri. Henne at Michigan. What do those two programs know about winning? They didn't even play in the SEC. What those two know about winning football games couldn't fill a teacup!
It's not just that Brantley will light the field on fire with his passing ability, he also has great appeal to the native population of graduates of the University of Florida! These graduates of that vaunted institution of higher learning run the city of Jacksonville. Think about how happy they will be to see one of their own at the helm of their second favorite team!John Brantley as the new face of the team will sell tickets to clear that pesky blackout barrier.
Brantley to Jacksonville is a win-win both on the field and in the stands. A quarterback that studied under the tutelage of Tim Tebow has to be a great quarterback. Look at Cam Newton. The guy is winning at Carolina! With the great weapons we have on offense, we can be unstoppable! Off the field, John Brantley will give the city a jolt of energy and vigor that Blaine Gabbert never could have. Brantley will get people in seats and balls in receivers' hands.
Do it, Gene. Sign Brantley. For the Jaguars. For Jacksonville. For Florida. For America.