Despite concerns over this year's crop of quarterbacks, Jaguars owner Shad Khan told Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union (subscription required) that his team will pursue a quarterback or two in the upcoming draft.
Explaining the logic behind his decision, Khan said, "It's one of the maxims in modern football—the quarterback is key... You will get no debate on that. It's 53 people on a team, but that one person really, really makes a difference."
Using Khan's words as a guiding light, the quarterback who makes the most sense for the Jaguars is Teddy Bridgewater out of Louisville.
When talking about Bridgewater's ability, Bleacher Report's Matt Miller noted, "Heading into the pre-draft months, no player looks more like a franchise quarterback than Teddy Bridgewater."
Bridgewater's outstanding football IQ, impressive mobility and stellar accuracy represent some of the key ingredients NFL team's look for in a franchise quarterback.
Talking about his accuracy in further detail, Greg Peshek of Rotoworld.com charted all of the throws some of the "top-tier" quarterback prospects made during the 2013 season to see who stood out.
Looking at the chart, Bridgewater performed better than his peers in every major category outside of throwing the ball deep—even in that category, Bridgewater was just five percent behind leader Johnny Manziel.
The knock on Bridgewater is his long-term durability. As Dane Brugler and Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com (h/t CBSSports.com) mentioned, "Some durability concerns after all the hits he (Bridgewater) has taken over his career, specifically to his wrist and ankle."
Still, on film it's easy to recognize how smart, methodical and talented of a quarterback this young man is. That's why if they get the chance, passing on a player like Bridgewater is one mistake the Jaguars can't afford to make.