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Jaguars GM David Caldwell continues to stress 'open competition' at QB


The Jacksonville Jaguars are the only team in the Top 10 of the 2013 NFL Draft who need a quarterback who hasn't done anything at the position. The team currently has just Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne on the roster, who for all intents and purposes split the starting role in the 2012 season.

Gabbert had shown marginal improvement from his rookie season and was still very up and down, especially against good teams. At one point it appeared Gabbert was starting to turn the corner and played well against the Green Bay Packers and the Oakland Raiders, but suffered a shoulder injury against Oakland.

Two games later Gabbert took a big shot against the Houston Texans and was sidelined for the rest of the season, allowing Henne to come in off to a hot start, but fizzle by season's end.

On ESPN's NFL Live on Tuesday, Caldwell still remained noncommittal to who the Jaguars starting quarterback would be heading into 2013, stating only that he would be "giving Blaine an opportunity to win the starting job," and also noting the same thing to Chad Henne or any other quarterback who comes in to Jacksonville.

The only looming question seems to be, who's going to be the other quarterback in the competition?