Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Jaguars: Backup QB plan
By Paul Kuharsky
Assessing the Jaguars’ backup QB situation if Blaine Gabbert is injured and misses time.
When Chad Henne arrived in Jacksonville as a free agent, there was some early talk that he could quickly win the favor of coaches and be only a short distance from the starter's job. If Gabbert struggles, as he did as a rookie, that could ultimately prove to be the case. But that feeling apparently cooled once the team got on the field for offseason work. Still, the team signed Henne because it needed a better alternative to Gabbert than it had last year in Luke McCown. Henne has a big arm and a reasonably good resume (36 games, a 75.7 passer rating) in a league in which many teams are thin at the backup quarterback spot.
Confidence rating (out of 100) if Gabbert is out for extended period: 64.