More than anything else, having a franchise quarterback in the NFL can propel your team into the stratosphere of success.
That's why, without question, the Jaguars have to go out and select their quarterback of the future in the first round.
The obvious name that comes to mind when you talk about quarterbacks and the 2014 draft is University of Louisville standout Teddy Bridgewater.
Completing 73.7 percent of his passes to go along with 23 touchdowns and just two interceptions, Bridgewater has looked calm, cool and collected in the face of adversity.
Generating lots of praise from scouts, Bleacher Report's own Matt Miller said that in the past decade, Bridgewater is the second-highest graded quarterback he's ever seen behind only Andrew Luck.
If this young man can live up to the hype, the Jaguars will finally have a chance to acquire the franchise quarterback they have desperately been seeking.
Outside of Bridgewater, another quarterback who the Jaguars may consider taking is Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.
While there's no guarantee he will leave school to enter the draft, Mariota is a remarkable NFL prospect.
Throwing 20 touchdowns and zero interceptions, Mariota has shown off his outstanding skill set and leadership ability this season.
If he does enter the draft, what may push the Jaguars to draft Mariota over Bridgewater is his versatility.
Whether it's his ability to play in just about any scheme or his Superman-like instincts to evade pressure, Mariota's upside is limitless.
No matter who they decide to pick on draft day, adding a franchise quarterback has to be priority No. 1 for the Jaguars in 2014.