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Jordan Rodgers motivated by going undrafted


The Jacksonville Jaguars didn't select a quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft, which was a surprise to many, but they did sign two quarterbacks in undrafted free agency who should have a legitimate shot to make the final roster after training camp.

Both quarterbacks seem to have a chip on their shoulder, as well. Jordan Rodgers, who played his college football at Vanderbilt and is the younger brother of Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, decided to sign with the Jaguars over a couple of teams, including the Detriot Lions.

"We were focused on those two teams because of the personnel at the position, but (the Jaguars) were the best opportunity," Jordan told Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin. "They provide one of the better opportunities you can ask for as a free-agent quarterback. There's only two (quarterbacks) on the roster, and most teams have three or maybe four."

Jordan took being undrafted as a slight to his ability, just like he did when he wasn't invited to the NFL combine back in February.

"I've carried my chip with me my entire career," Jordan told Imig about going undrafted and being passed over for the combine. "I've had to fight and claw for every position I've had. I sat on the bench as a junior in high school, I had to compete my senior year in high school to get the job, I competed again at Vanderbilt before having success. Just carrying that and factoring in the Combine; I deserved to be there.

"This is the path I've taken my whole career. I'm not angry, it's just more motivation to want to succeed," Rodgers added.

It's likely that Rodgers will be competing with fellow rookie quarterback Matt Scott for the third quarterback job on the Jaguars roster.

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