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Don’t expect the Jaguars to draft a QB

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The 2020 NFL offseason is in full swing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, which means we can once again start looking at free agents and mock drafts in early January. With the recent declaration for the 2020 NFL Draft by Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, we have already seen a bunch of questions on if a team like the Jaguars will roll the dice on the injured passer.

The short answer is; No, they won’t.

There isn’t really much to go in depth with it, and not just Tagovailoa specifically. For Tua, the Jaguars would be spending a first round pick on a player who likely won’t even play his rookie season and they’re in “win now” mode.

That part, the “win now” is why I would be stunned if the Jaguars spent a draft pick on the quarterback position in the first two days of the 2020 NFL Draft. Heck, I’d be surprised if they used a pick before the fifth-round on one, with or without Nick Foles on the roster.

The expectation is that the team has to win in 2020, so the most likely thing that happens is the team spends their picks on positions of need that can have instant impact, such as defensive line, offensive line or cornerback early on.