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Let’s answer some Jacksonville Jaguars questions leading up to our Week 7 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Today we’re talking about Ohio State’s quarterback problem, Jake Luton, and tanking.

Curran from Orlando, FL

Q: Does Dwayne Haskins have you worried about Justin Fields at all? All these quarterbacks look great at Ohio State (Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett, Troy Smith) but never pan out in the NFL.

A: No. Quick question — before Deshaun Watson who was most talented quarterback to come out of Clemson? Charlie Whitehurst. I’m not going to let that cloud my vision. Deshaun Watson was damn good and everyone knew it. Now he’s the best quarterback in the AFC South. I think Justin Fields is good. I think Trevor Lawrence is good. I think Trey Lance can be good. I don’t take into account the sins of quarterbacks past at their alma mater.

KD from New York, NY

Q: Instead of making almost highlight garbage points in the fourth quarter, how about letting Jake Luton get out there and see what he has?

A: You are not going to like the answer to that question but I’m growing more and more fearful we’ll all see it towards the end of the season.

Joe from Rochdale, England

Q: Could this Jaguars roster win the NFC East?

A: No.

Gary from Jacksonville, FL

Q: I just cannot understand after every season we’re trying to rebuild, but every season we seem to be getting rid of veteran players and getting more rookies and then three years later the same thing over and over. When is somebody going to do something about the general manager? I don’t know what the answer is other than hearing promise after promise after promise. It’s hard to hold on to be a true dedicated Jaguars fan.

A: That “somebody” you reference is Shad Khan and he’s not going to do anything until he feels personally embarrassed about the product on the field. He makes millions every year whether the team goes 16-0 or 0-16. Fans are still showing up. The city loves him — so much so they’re giving him tens of millions of dollars interest free. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Troy from Lake City, FL

Q: Why cant we win? Why can’t we have decent players on the team?

A: Well, you answered your first question with your second question. The answer to your second question is because the same guy who failed twice at putting together a winning roster is being given a third chance.

Adam from Cortez, CO

Q: Is it possible that Doug Marrone gets fired and Jay Gruden becomes the interim head coach for the rest of the season?

A: If Doug Marrone is fired, Jay Gruden is 100 percent the guy filling in as interim head coach.

Christopher from Findlay, OH

Q: The Minnesota Vikings just traded Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens for less than they gave us. Does that justify a bit the Jaguars decision and return?

A: It justifies the return, but not the decision. There was absolutely no good reason to trade away a Pro Bowl defensive end and every good reason to make sure he was as happy here as he could be. Same goes for Jalen Ramsey. You pay those guys and put up with their personalities. If you can’t do that you don’t deserve to be a head coach or a general manager.

Jason from Brooklyn, NY

Q: Let’s suppose the Jaguars are picking No. 2 and Trevor Lawrence goes No. 1. Should this team take Justin Fields or Trey Lance? (I cannot imagine passing on the potential top flight quarterback is even an option if this team is picking second overall.)

A: You pick Justin Fields and you don’t even think twice about it.

Duke from Jacksonville, FL

Q: If the Jaguars aren’t tanking why aren’t they trading for veteran talent to save their job? It’s like they don’t care if they get fired or not.

A: Your question is based upon an assumption that isn’t true. The Jaguars are tanking. They’re not trying to lose but they aren’t trying to win either.

Kevin from Montgomery, AL

Q: Will Jay Gruden ever give it to the running back?

A: Only if the Jaguars have a lead or are in control of the game. So, to answer your question, it doesn’t look likely. Not this week at least.