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Big Cat Country Q&A: Why did we settle on Chad Henne?

It’s Week 3 of the preseason.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars named Chad Henne the starter and y’all have some questions about it. Let’s get to it.

Taylor from Jacksonville, FL

Q: Why don’t we give the New England Patriots whatever they want for Jimmy Garoppolo instead of settling with Chad Henne?

A: I wanted another guy to come in, but Garoppolo wasn’t it. Not only would he have cost way too much in draft picks, he’s a largely unproven commodity. That’s not who I want pushing Blake Bortles.

Mike from Tampa, FL

Q: What would it take to acquire Kirk Cousins?

A: Again, way too many picks. I don’t even really care about the salary (bring in Matt Stafford and make him the highest paid quarterback!) but the price Washington would have set for Cousins would have been way too high.

Chris from Fernandina Beach, FL

Q: If Chad Henne and Blake Bortles have a rough showing with the starters, will the Jaguars consider going after Teddy Bridgewater or another outside quarterback?

A: Not this late in the game. By announcing Chad Henne as the starter, they’ve all but ruled out another quarterback coming in. I would have loved Teddy, honestly.

Javier from Fairfax, VA

Q: Have you heard if they are thinking about bringing in Robert Griffin III for a workout?

A: No, and I’m glad we aren’t. RGIII is #actually #bad.

Chris from Camp Pendelton, CA

Q: Can the Jaguars put together a trade package for Tyrod Taylor?

A: Again, not this late in the game. Would have loved Tyrod in teal (or whatever the hell color our owner decides to wrap us in this season) but our front office seems unwilling (whether it’s out of fear or bad judgment) to make a move at this position. It’s a big mistake and one that I think shows a lot of incompetence.

Melvin from Fernandina Beach, FL

Q: Why aren't the Jaguars even considering Brandon Allen nor Colin Kaepernick?

A: The Brandon Allen question is intriguing. I think he’ll get a handful of starts at the end of the season, but I don’t know why he won’t be getting time with the starters. We know what we have with Chad Henne and Blake Bortles — but we don’t know what we have with him.

As far as Colin Kaepernick, you and I both know why he’s not getting a look. He’s challenging the status quo of American nationalism and calling out the people, systems, and philosophies that line the pockets of most NFL owners. To them, signing Kaepernick isn’t worth whatever distraction they’re imagining in their heads. And while I think signing Kaepernick would upset some fans, I don’t think those fans really matter nor do I think they’re the ones willing to buy Jaguars tickets even if we did everything they asked. And if you buy tickets and go to games, chances are you’d find it in your heart to forgive Kaepernick once he won your team a game or two. But instead, sadly, a lot of NFL owners are scared, frail human beings who choose to ride the wave of profitability rather than do what’s in the best interests of their teams on the field.

David from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Q: Should we be concerned about A.J. Bouye not playing against the Panthers? What type of injury does he have?

A: I don’t think so. Jalen Ramsey was on injury watch all of last preseason and we saw how that turned out during the regular season.

McFly from Jacksonville, FL

Q: What are the odds of a Breaking Madden episode featuring 22 Blake Bortles?

A: I don’t know, but this needs to happen.

Peter from East Syracuse, NY

Q: Has Amba Etta-Tawo had a bad camp? Never hear anything about him.

A: Me neither, and I had him pegged as having a real shot to make this team. Maybe we’re keeping him under the radar because he’d be a great practice squad stash?

Randy from Los Angeles, CA

Q: Honestly is it too early to talk about the 2018 NFL Draft?

A: It is never too late for Jaguars fans to talk about next year’s draft.