The Jacksonville Jaguars were asked point blank on Saturday afternoon if they shopped around for additional quarterbacks to add to this roster. Newly hired Executive VP of Football Operations Tom Coughlin said they “have done homework in all areas” and that included quarterback too.
They just didn’t see anyone worth pursuing.
“Let me say this, remember now the entire scouting operation — the personnel department — has been engaged in research and study of other teams and their rosters, who may become available and in areas in particular where we have concerns and needs. As you go through this whole process, it’s your entire personnel department, Coach Marrone of course and the entire coaching staff, Dave Caldwell and myself. There is a lot of research and a lot of study that goes into this. You asked about quarterbacks — you’re always looking for any player that will help your team get better. It doesn’t matter what position it is. We have done homework in all areas.”
I’m sorry, but the quarterback situation was inconsistent at best all offseason, dating back to OTAs in March. As early as June, new head coach Doug Marrone said he’d bench Blake Bortles if he continued to turn the ball over and he spent the next two months throwing countless interceptions in training camp, joint practices, and even one in an open competition preseason game.
You had six months to complete your homework and the pages are blank.