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Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: Derek Carr’s monster contract reminder of QB shortcomings

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Derek Carr’s monster contract a reminder of Jacksonville Jaguars’ quarterback shortcomings - Jacksonville.com
The Oakland Raiders signing Derek Carr to a five-year, $125 million contract extension was another reminder to the Jaguars about an inability to fix their quarterback situation, the biggest impediment in becoming relevant. arr was picked in the second round of the 2014 draft, 33 slots after the Jaguars picked Blake Bortles to be the long-term answer at quarterback. Unless he rebounds from a disastrous 2016, which is a 50-50 proposition at best at this point, the Jaguars will be looking at other position options next year.

If you could put any player on the Jacksonville Jaguars, who would it be? - BigCatCountry.com
If the Jacksonville Jaguars were able to hold the rights to one player on any of the 31 other rosters in the NFL, I’d want it to be Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Jaguars have an obvious issue at the quarterback position that I need not get into. However, whether you think Blake Bortles will turn things around or not in 2017, it would be insane to not choose Aaron Rodgers over Bortles if given the option to have one as the Jaguars starting quarterback. In fact, I don’t think I’d take any other quarterback over Rodgers in the NFL right now. Even Tom Brady (due of his age).

Blake Bortles running out of time to prove he’s a franchise quarterback - ESPN.com
How quickly things have changed for Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles. A little more than a year ago, he was joking about how nice it would be to sign a $100 million contract extension, as Carolina quarterback Cam Newton had recently done. On Thursday, it was Oakland's Derek Carr, drafted 33 spots behind Bortles in 2014, signing a huge contract, while Bortles is fighting to convince management -- and his teammates -- that he deserves to be the Jaguars' starter beyond 2017.