As first reported by Adam Schefter, the Jaguars starting QB, Blake Bortles, sustained an injury to his non throwing shoulder in the Jaguars week eight loss to the Eagles.
Bortles is still expected to play when the Jaguars take on the Colts after their bye week. But just in case Bortles is forced to miss any action, the Jaguars signed QB Landry Jones. Jones was a fourth round pick of the Steelers in 2013. In 19 games, five of which were starts, he's completed over 63% of his passes and has eight touchdown passes to seven interceptions. Jones was released by the Steelers on September 1st.
Bortles has played through injuries before. In 2017 he played the entire season with an injury in his non throwing hand. Having said that, 2018 has been a struggle for the fifth year QB and playing with a shoulder injury, even in your non throwing arm, in never as easy task.
I imagine that Jones will be the third string QB and is a "just in case" type signing. Current backup QB Cody Kessler has shown more than enough to make you feel comfortable should Bortles be forced to miss game time at some point in the future.
The Jaguars didn't have to release anyone to make room for Jones. He takes the roster spot vacated in the Dante Fowler Jr. trade.
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