Blaine Gabbert is the worst starting QB in the NFL, and after Sunday’s pathetic performance – 16-for-35, 3.5 YPA, two interceptions, sacked six times – in a 28-2 home loss to the Chiefs, you’re going to hear a lot about this: Why hasn’t Jacksonville signed Tim Tebow?
Gabbert is in his 3rd year in the pros, and even though he’s only started 25 games (5-20) and thrown 726 passes, there isn’t one aspect of his game that you can point to that says, “hey, give him time, he does X well, he’s still learning the position.”
He does nothing well. He has a big arm. So what. Brady Quinn has a monster arm, too.
For fun, let’s look at players selected after Gabbert (11th) in the 2011 draft.
12th – JJ Watt, Houston
14th – Robert Quinn, St. Louis
16th – Ryan Kerrigan, Washington
30th – Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets
35th – Andy Dalton, Cincinnati
36th – Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco
If the Jaguars lose in Oakland Sunday – they’re 6-point underdogs – they’ll head home for a few days at 0-2, and then crisscross the country again for a beating in Seattle. At 0-3, they’ll host Andrew Luck and the Colts.
Here’s why Jacksonville should go after Tebow, regardless of whether or not Gabbert turns it around:
Those are three of the Jags’ four final home games. Who is paying to go see those shitshows? None of those opponents will be in the playoff mix. Who is spending money on a Sunday in November or December to see bad football?
Get Tebow, and at least a few people will care. Mike Bianchi agrees, and that’s all that matters, right?
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