As Blaine Gabbert prepares to play for his third head coach in as many seasons, the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback enters Year Three with the leash pulled tight.
Draftinsider.net's Tony Pauline reported the consensus during Senior Bowl week was that Gabbert will be given one more season to prove his worth or be sent packing after Jacksonville drafted him 10th overall in 2011.
Gabbert threw just nine touchdowns in 10 starts last season in an offense that sputtered. After an encouraging start -- he was more efficient and threw fewer picks -- Gabbert exhibited too many of the problems and quirks that sunk his rookie campaign. It didn't help that first-year quarterbacks lit up the world in 2012, suggesting to all that the days of the project passer are long gone.
Pauline notes the Jaguars, under new coach Gus Bradley, might pull the trigger on a quarterback in the draft, and Arizona's Matt Scott is a likely target. The prospect shares ties with Jaguars quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo after they worked together at Arizona and spent time training prior to Scott's Shrine Game outing. The word on Scott is that he possesses an NFL-caliber arm and would fit in as a long-term project under center. If that, of course, still exists in the NFL.
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