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Jacksonville Jaguars OTAs: Matt Scott unlikely to compete for starting role


The Jacksonville Jaguars opted to pass on drafting a quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft, but they did sign two players as undrafted free agents in Matt Scott and Jordan Rodgers. The former, Scott, is a player a lot of Jaguars fans were excited about entering the draft process because of his raw ability and his familiarity with Jaguars quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo.

Scott isn't quite ready to push Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne for a starting role yet, at least not in the eyes of Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.

"Not today. Right now, Matt has been here for one rookie minicamp practice and has probably taken 10 plays. Matt Scott is being developed," Fisch told John Oehser of when he was asked about the possibility of Scott starting. "There's no rush. We're not trying to push anything through. We're excited about his talent. That's kind of where we're at with him."

This isn't really a revelation or anything, but if Scott were to somehow win the starting nod prior to the season starting he'd have to up his game to another level and be significantly better than either Gabbert or Henne. It's probably best for Scott however to sit and wait and develop his game a bit on the sidelines. He has some mechanical issues he needs to work out.

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