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Tom Coughlin: ‘We weren’t interested’ in Colin Kaepernick

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The Jacksonville Jaguars weren’t interested in Colin Kaepernick, plain and simple. Newly hired Executive VP of Football Operations Tom Coughlin said it as plainly as he could when asked about it shortly after the first 53-man roster was released.

“We did the study, the research,” Coughlin said on Saturday afternoon. “We weren’t interested.”

Well, that makes one who isn’t interested in another quarterback being added to this roster and providing some semblance of a quarterback competition for incumbent Blake Bortles.

Shad Khan is “absolutely” okay with it.

Jalen Ramsey doesn’t seem to be a fan of Blake Bortles.

Allen Robinson sure doesn’t look like it either.

Jaguars fans were wearing custom Kaepernick jerseys at Jaguars games.

We are more than okay with the signing as we believe he provides a clear upgrade over what we currently have.

Are they punting the season? Is this 2013 all over again?

There was zero offensive line help in free agency. Zero. Wait... I take that back. We went after EARL WATFORD.

Four quarterbacks were taken in the first two rounds of the draft. Three are currently better than anything we’ve seen under center this preseason. The Jaguars, on the other hand, used the first two rounds of the draft to take a step towards becoming a power running team.

Why did we trade away Luke Bowanko? The guys ahead of him were horrendous.

Your quarterback situation got so bad you made up an open competition and when that didn’t work you still didn’t throw some Day 3 picks at a team for... I don’t know. I’d have taken Matt Moore at this point. But late-round draft picks are valuable. Gotta get those Blair Brown-esque players, right?

Our team has a wealth of talented receivers. You couldn’t have dangled Allen Hurns for... anyone?

Meanwhile, teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and Green Bay Packers are wheelin’ and dealin’ to get their team better — trading late-round picks for players and vice versa.

Go Jaguars.