Blaine Gabbert wasn't in the best situation but he didn't make it better either.
Did you really think it was going to be someone else? Blaine Gabbert is the standard by which all other Jaguars busts are rated. His dismal tenure in Jacksonville wasn't entirely his fault, but he certainly didn't make things better. This pick set the Jaguars back a couple of years.
Gabbert experienced a meteoric rise up draft boards, thanks in part to Andrew Luck's decision to return to school for his final year. Gabbert decided to capitalize on this decision and declare early, despite posting only 16 touchdowns in a spread-system offense. To put it in perspective, Gabbert's predecessor Chase Daniels threw 39 touchdowns in his senior year.
Still, Gabbert managed to find himself drafted 10th overall due to his size, arm strength and accuracy. He came with a 8.49 grade per NFL.com, meaning he was projected to be a perennial All-Pro. He was praised by numerous draft pundits, with expectations of him being the best QB in the draft.
These experts and, more importantly, the Jaguars, couldn't have been more wrong.
He was named the starter by Week 3 of his rookie season, much earlier than he should have been. Gabbert experienced natural rookie growing pains, finishing the season with 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while completing only 50 percent of his passes.
He didn't fare much better in his sophomore year, starting 10 games before going down with an injury. He posted only 9 touchdowns in those 10 games, although he did improve his accuracy to 58 percent, leaving some hope for his third year.
His third year was an utter disaster, starting just 3 games and throwing seven interceptions before getting injured. His accuracy dropped to under 50 percent, solidifying his status as a bust. Gabbert wouldn't play another game for the Jaguars, eventually being traded to the San Francisco 49ers.
As I referenced above, not everything was Gabbert's fault. Jacksonville was nearly devoid of any receiving talent, relying predominantly on fourth-round pick Cecil Shorts III. Along with his terrible accuracy, Gabbert had a penchant for sensing pressure that wasn't there, leading to a number of broken plays as he scrambled away from nothing.
Gabbert wears the crown for biggest bust in Jaguars history bar none. His ineptitude under center stunted the growth of the organization. Gabbert's 5-22 record, combined with his 22-24 touchdown-to-interception ratio and 53 percent career completion percentage, ensures his spot atop this list.