|Ex-Jag: Gabbert has step up on Henne -- Wed Jul 11 1:30 pm --|
Second-year pro impressed during spring workouts
|The Jacksonville Jaguars are committed to Blaine Gabbert at quarterback, but if he looks anything like he did last season, it won't be long before Chad Henne sees the field. It might be time, however, to see Gabbert through new eyes. His teammates have praised his performance this offseason, and one former Jaguars star believes Gabbert has tightened his grasp over the starting role. Jeff Lageman, the team's former defensive end, told Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com that Gabbert, in his first full offseason, "is clearly a better passer than Chad Henne after the spring workouts." Henne was brought in for insurance. The former Miami Dolphins starter has a good chance to see the field this season if Gabbert stumbles, but the Jaguars haven't given up on last year's tenth overall pick. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Gabbert had the worst QB rating and second worst completion percentage of all starting quarterbacks last season as a rookie. Like most second-year quarterbacks, he should improve this season but not to the point where he should be viewed as anything more than a backup in QB2 leagues.