The Jacksonville Jaguars have three quarterbacks on the roster, but Doug Marone hinted the team could still be looking to bring in a veteran quarterback.
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April was a gloomy mind minus the NFL draft, which kind of took us out of that little funk.
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So I'm covering a story today from clutch points, and it's from my boys.
Shame, nickel, and it's called Jaguars.
Doug Marrone hints at bringing in a veteran quarterback, and I'm wondering if that veteran quarterback could be Andy Dalton.
I'm doing a deep dive, so I'm going across four different stories right now, sticking with clutch points.
Another Shane Mikel called Jaguars name of potential destination for recently released Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton over ah Ryan Day over on SB Nation, wrote an article called Poll Should the Jacksonville Jaguars sign.
Andy Dalton gives a reason why.
Yes gives a reason why.
And then I'm gonna finish it off with an article that I read on Bleacher Report by Gary Davenport, which is called realistic landing spots for Andy Dalton after being released.
But I'm not going to talk about all the landing spots.
I'm gonna break down what he has to say about the Jacksonville Jaguars because I believe the same as Pat McAfee is.
He said on his show yesterday that Andy Dalton will be a Jacksonville Jaguar by the end of this week.
Number all made it clear on Friday during his appearance on Good Morning Football on the NFL Network that Gardner Minshew it's still the team starting quarterback, but they're still looking to bring in a veteran quarterback.
Now it's OK for Doug Marrone to say that what I wouldn't be doing if I was any player on the team is maybe bringing it up.
We all remember when Leonard Fournette suggested that the Jaguars possibly look into investing into Cam Newton, and I think a day later he ended up on the trade block after Marone said, Hey, man used to get over whatever he's got going on with, Minshew personally didn't even realize that there was an issue going on between the two.
But and he's been linked to a couple of different teams, one being the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
And the fact that the Patriot have been staying pretty nomine, basically saying that they're kind of staying away from veteran quarterbacks.
It doesn't surprise me that he's being linked to Jacksonville, and even though this article is not around an adult in this way, think now your RAV four tweeted out hashtag Jaguars coach Marone on G F M B, says Gardner, meant you no doubt is the quarterback.
But we're still looking into making an upgraded each position.
There's some veterans out there that we might take a look at bringing in along with the young guys.
We have quote, here's our quarter.
He's our quarterback, no doubt about it.
But one of the things we're doing is we're still looking to make it upgrade at each position.
There's some vets out there we might look to bringing in, and that is what Marone said.
Now the big question is, which quarterback should they go after as I've told you.
My opinion is it's Andy Dalton, but Nicholas saying that Cam Newton has been available for a wire a while, but the Jaguars haven't pulled the trigger yet.
The Cincinnati Bengals released Andy Dalton earlier in the week, so maybe he could be a player that the Jaguars air going to target.
The Jags also have Josh Dobbs and Jake Loughton on their roster, but with a young quarterback of Veteran would probably be a big upgrade, even if it's just a za backup.
Before I go any further with this article, I also want to say, though I don't necessarily see the fit with Andy Dalton and the Jaguars because Andy wanted his release from the Bangles because he didn't want to be a backup to the newly acquired first overall draft pick, Joe Borough.
So that being the case, I don't see why he would be motivated to sign with the Jaguars.
Just a backup Gardner Minshew.
Unless Andy really felt that.
Hey, man, I can go in there and win the job from the kid, and I think the way the Jags would have to sell t The Dalton is being like, Hey, man, Yeah, mentions our guy, but if you come in and take the spot, you take the spot.
Because I see that being the on leeway that Andy Dalton's signs with the Jacksonville Jaguars he needs to have an opportunity to start.
Jaguars had Nick Foles on the roster, but they got rid of him and his big contract of the Chicago Bears earlier in the off season.
Still don't know what the Bears were doing with that.
This is probably going to be another down here for the Jaguars.
But if they can get a good development out of Minshew, it could still be a success.
Bringing in Dalton or Newton could help that out now.
Both Newton, both Dalton, both starters.
Not sure if they'd be willing take backup positions.
But at this point of the season, I don't know how much their I don't know how great their options are.
Most teams are pretty secure.
I covered a story last night about how Ron Rivera talked about the possibility of signing Cam Newton and how he's kind of looking at Dwayne Haskins, who, you know, ultimately has made some progress.
Last year, a master future and maybe the situation doesn't call for Cam Newton.
He bit the bullet.
He's backing up Drew Brees this year, learning from one of the greatest ever.
So Newton and Dalton may be forced to have to go and find a backup role if they're going to be successful.
But I want to stick on the Andy Dalton to the Jacksonville train right now.
Another article, again by my boy Shane Nickel called Jaguars, named a potential destination for recently released Bangles quarterback Andy Dalton.
The Jacksonville Jaguars could be a potential landing spot for recently released Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.
That's according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
The Bengals have Gardner Minshew, who is expected to be the starting quarterback in the 2020 season.
But before the draft, general manager Dave Clad well said the team could always bring in competition.
According to his comments to John Reid of The Florida Times Union quote, I know Coach Doug Marrone likes to bring in three quarterbacks in the camp for rep purposes.
We'll get through the draft with one Ah, and if one presents itself, will pull the trigger.
If not, well, we'll look in to see what's on the street in free agency.
Along with Minshew, the guard Jaguars also have Josh Dobbs and rookie Jake Lutton, who were selected in the sixth round out of Oregon State.
Head coach Doug Marrone said to read that he's open to quarterback competition this year, even though he's a Minshew supporter.
Gardner is a guy is our guy, and I'm excited about that.
But I do want competition for him.
You want competition for everybody.
But the one thing about Gardner is he has shown some good things last year and he's got in these.
Ah, go right now, working his blank off.
If you're asking me, I'm happy with Gardner.
End quote and look.
So this is it right.
The more I talk even though Andy Dalton is really, really, really, really being linked to Jacksonville.
When you look at everything that's being said, when you look at what Marone is seen when you look at what you know, the situations are, I just don't know if Jacksonville is a fit for Dalton, and you could say the same thing about the Patriots because everything I'm seeing all the tweets.
I'm seeing all that kind of stuff.
It's all kind of coming out saying that, Well, the Patriots are wanting to go with Jared Stadium, and yet it's just article after article source after source, you know, expert after expert and Pat McAfee talking about how he believes.
And they all believe that you know Jacksonville is the destination for Andy Dalton.
But even if Jacksonville, even if Jackson's plans for starting mention in the 2020 season, bringing in Dalton wouldn't be a terrible idea.
Dobbs hasn't had any chances to prove his worth.
But Dalton, with his experience, would no doubt be great for the quarterback room if men sure to struggle early in the season.
Dalton would also be a great fallback option to potentially save their season.
Should it come to that again.
Does Andy Dalton want to come out and pretend and be a guy who's just there to support Minshew with the possibility of starting, or is he looking for an opportunity to be a valued contributor to a team this year? And, like I've already said over and over again, I If Dalton wants to be a backup, why leave Cincinnati? Why not be the mentor to Joe Burrow.
He does not want to go to Jacksonville, and he does not want a backup.
Gardner Minshew Now could all this Minshew is our guys stuff, really Just be, you know, just some good PR in some, you know, some good ah, heart lighted stuff.
And could this be Marone and the general manager just trying to, you know, keep Menchu's tires pumped into any Dalton did come in.
They would consider him to be a to be a, um, starter.
So I want to move on here now.
And this is to the Espy Nation article that I found by Ryan Day, and I'm just gonna pull up this little piece here.
And they gave a couple little pics here and all the things of Yes, Why the why the Jaguars design Andy Dalton and know why they shouldn't.
So I think it's It's a good kind of mix that gives us a little bit more insight.
And this is somebody who covers the Jaguars Jaguars fan and this gives us just a little bit more of a piece of it.
So, yes, they should sign Andy Dalton.
I can't see them signing him to anything longer than a one year deal.
So the stress of spending months trying to find a trade partner if he's not, is good.
If he's not that good, see Nick Foles wouldn't be there.
And he's more serviceable than anyone on the roster.
Not named Gardner Menchu.
The Jaguars need a veteran in the locker room, and Dalton is for what will likely be next year and next year on Lee.
And now why they shouldn't sign Andy Dalton.
I'd rather not take on a contract, even for just one year of what will be in the $18 million for one year ballpark.
I also don't want Gardner Minshew looking over his shoulder all offseason.
You commit to Minshew and you see if he's the answer this year.
If not, you do what you can to trade up in the NFL draft and get your guy Plus of Minshew gets injured and just flat out stinks.
I'd rather just go to and 14 and have the highest draft pick not using not no use picking off a couple of teams after your eliminated from the playoffs contention and using both of your first round picks to get your guy when you can just tank and still keep a second pick in the first round, which makes an absolute ton of sense.
And again, I yes, you see the fit there.
You see the veteran fit there.
You see that there's an opportunity.
My boy Lawrence O in over from Cold Slide makes a perfect point.
Could have been a mentor and made an extra $17.
7 million a season.
He didn't want to be a mentor.
Andy Dalton wants to be a starter or at least be in a position where you could compete to start hence, very similar to why Brian Hoyer ended up signing with the Patriots because he believed that he had.
He was in a position that he would have an opportunity to compete for a starting quarterback spot.
If Andy Dalton wanted to be a mentor, he could have just stayed and men toward the first overall pick.
If you're Jacksonville dimensions, not your guy.
Andy Dalton isn't gonna win you a Super Bowl this year, and all he's gonna do is probably set your team up to be in a lower draft pick rather than a are, you know, one of the higher in the in the rounds rather than you know a top 10 or top five where you could possibly find your guy and you got a couple of good quarterbacks coming out of this draft.
I eat Trevor Lawrence and whatever ls you are, you know, Oklahoma product who was a nothing next last year that comes out and is a superstar this year, like we saw in Joe Borough.
And Gary Davenport, as I said, wrote an article called Realistic Landing Spot Predictions for Andy Dalton after being released.
Now he did mention the New England Patriots.
He mentioned Jacksonville, and he mentioned the Denver Broncos.
I don't see the Broncos thing, but I'm going to stick with Jacksonville for now because that's really been the whole I mean, let's face it, that's been my whole focus this entire stream.
So why would I go in any other different direction? But as much sense as the Patriots make for Dalton, the Jacksonville Jaguars make even more, at least in the opinion of ESPN.
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When he said quote, I would think Jaguars for quarterback Andy Dalton before Patriots.
Why New JAGS OSI Jay Gruden was in Cincy when they drafted him.
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The reason adult into Jacksonville reunion with Jay Gruden would be a good idea goes well beyond familiarity with a former coach, though in fact, the biggest one predators Gruden's arrival in Duval County by quite some time, the Jags have seemingly been searching for an answer.
Understanding under center dating back to when Mark Burnell slung passes left handed for the Jaguars from 1995 to 2000 and three, There have been flashes of some of success from Brian left, which David Garrett and Blake Bortles.
But when the Jaguar has played well, it was usually in spite of their quarterback, not because of them.
Jacksonville signed Nick Foles to a four year, $88 million contract last year in hopes of ending that search.
But one year later, the Jaguars flipped falls to the Chicago Bears for a day three pick.
That tells you all you need to know about how that worked out.
After Fool's hurt his shoulder in Week one last year, rookie Gardner Minshew the seconds took over as a starter head coach Doug Marrone told John Officer off the team's website that he's looking for a big step forward from Minshew in a second season.
Obviously, we want to see a big jump, Marone said.
We're excited for him.
It's a great opportunity.
He's not going to change the way he is.
He's a hard working kid who has a lot of potential.
We've got to make sure everyone around him is doing their job and doing it at a high level.
Minshew had his moments as a rookie, but they also barely completed.
He also barely completed 60% of his passes and struggled mightily at times.
There's also next to nothing on the Jaguars depth chart behind him.
The team's back up is four year pro.
Josh Dobbs, who's next NFL start, will be his first.
And where are again? I come back to it, I see the fit.
I understand the argument.
I can understand why people are saying Yes, Andy Dalton to Jacksonville makes so much sense.
You know Minshew needs d mentorship.
They need a veteran.
If he sucks, put Indian.
But what does Jacksonville accomplish? And what does Andy Dalton get out of it? Dalton wants to be a starter, not a backup, and he's going into a situation where they're saying, Hey, man, you're the backup in lessons go really bad And if things do go really bad, you bring in Andy Dalton, who's not gonna win your Super Bowl.
They're probably not even gonna make the playoffs.
All you're gonna do is end up being some mid range team having a mid range draft pick next year.
And the only chance that you're going to trade up and get a top flight quarterback is if you trade away some very valuable draft capital.
Why in the world with either party, Dalton and Jacksonville wanna marry into that? And as I see this, I'm very aware that when I come out and take a strong stance on something and say it's not gonna happen and it shouldn't happen that within the next 20 minutes it does happen fully, fully, fully aware that fully ready for it.
I think it's going to happen now that I say it.
But there's a lot of people on the Jacksonville Andy Dalton bandwagon again.
The initial article I'm even talking about Doug Marrone hints at bringing in a veteran quarterback Onley slightly mentions Andy Dalton.
But when you read the tea leaves, when you read what everybody is saying, it's the only thing that makes sense.
And the only thing that makes sense right now is my throat is dry, my smoker's lungs air tired.
And I have talked about this article to death.
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