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Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: Why did we draft Jake Luton?

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Happy Thursday, everyone! Here’s all the Jacksonville Jaguars news that’s fit to print... around the Internet.

We’ve got a little insight into rookie quarterback Jake Luton, some Telvin Smith news, and more.

Why did the Jaguars draft Jake Luton?

The Jacksonville Jaguars knew they had to add a quarterback to their arsenal of offensive players at some point this offseason. Most just didn’t know if it would come in the form of a veteran free agent, a high draft pick, or, in the case of Jake Luton, a late-round selection.

The Jaguars opted to go through the main periods of free agency without signing a quarterback and didn’t target a quarterback early in last month’s draft after three went in the first six selections. Instead, they waited until the No. 189 overall selection, eventually pulling the trigger on Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton.

In 2019, the 6-foot-6 signal-caller three 28 touchdowns to just three interceptions, putting him on NFL radars and landing him a spot at the NFLPA all-star game. Combine this solid regular season and offseason with his traits, and it became clear why the Jaguars had an interest in him.

Telvin Smith pleads not guilty to charges

Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith has pleaded not guilty to charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, according to Duval County court records (via News 4 Jacksonville).

Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison, and is a second degree felony.

Leonard Fournette is a part of the team’s plans moving forward

The Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t pick up Leonard Fournette’s fifth-year option, but they are going to be counting on his being a big part of their offense in 2020.

The Jaguars were shopping the fourth overall pick in 2017 for more than a month without any serious trade offers, and general manager Dave Caldwell told the PFT PM podcast on Monday that Fournette is part of the team’s plans going forward.

How many games are the Jaguars winning in 2020?

How many games will the Jacksonville Jaguars win in the 2020 NFL season? We look at BetMGM‘s projected win total and the Over/Under odds, while looking back at the 2019 season and key offseason roster changes.

NFL cancels all international games in 2020

There will be no international games in the NFL this season.

Announced today, the league stated there will not be any international games played this season. All games will be heading back to the United States.

This includes the two “home” games the Jaguars were slated to play this season, now the team will likely play eight games in Jacksonville, barring a cancellation or delay of the season entirely.

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