The questions surrounding the Jaguars’ quarterback position are certainly generating the most buzz around the league.
The team will have a few options with the third selection in the 2014 NFL draft. They will likely have their shot at Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles, who would certainly generate some excitement in Duval County.
Another route they could choose to take is waiting on a quarterback and landing a guy who could develop.
One popular prospect being linked to Jacksonville is Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater has seen his stock fall recently but has had multiple workouts with the Jaguars’ coaching staff.
Bridgewater would be the perfect candidate for the Jaguars to take in the second round or even to trade back into the first round for. He would come with less pressure than a quarterback who is chosen third overall and wouldn’t necessarily have to start right away.
The Jaguars recently brought back quarterback Chad Henne on a two-year deal. Henne provides the Jaguars some insurance in case the team decides to take a guy who might need some development. While he isn’t the ideal option, he’s solid enough to take some pressure off whichever rookie they bring in.
Other strong candidates who the Jaguars could develop behind Henne are: Aaron Murray, A.J. McCarron and Zach Mettenberger.
No matter what the Jaguars decide, they must start thinking about the future at the position. Expect the Jaguars to pick up a new, potentially franchise-caliber quarterback in the first three rounds of the draft.