After a poor week two performance by the Jaguars offense, specifically QB Blake Bortles, the Jaguars have signed a third QB to the active roster. Ryan Nassib, who was drafted by the Giants when Tom Coughlin was the head coach, and played at Syracuse under Doug Marrone, is now a member of the Jaguars. It was easy to connect the dots this offseason with the Jaguars and Nassib after the Giants elected not to resign him following the 2016 season. Nassib, however, ended up in New Orleans, while the Jaguars looked ready to head into the 2017 season with Blake Bortles running the show. Nassib ended up getting released by the Saints and has been available for a couple of weeks.
Monday the Jaguars pulled the trigger.
Now, it would appear, that the Jaguars are looking to add some real competition for Blake Bortles at QB. Nassib hasn't appeared in a game since the 2015 season, and has only thrown a pass in two games, completing 9 of 10 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. He does, however, offer the promise of the unknown. At this point it's clear that Blake Bortles can't lead an offense to successful results, at least when it matters most. If the Jaguars continue to start Blake Bortles, they could still win several games (the Jets, Browns, 49ers, and Colts all come to mind) and maybe even compete for the division crown, but if they hope to make the playoffs and maybe actually win a playoff game, it's clear they'll need to go in a different direction.
We don't yet know if this will become a real competition or not, but this is certainly big news for the Jaguars, who failed to add a QB in the offseason, despite the obvious need for a new one.
The vacated roster spot came from Calvin Pryor, who was placed on injured reserve about a week after signing with the Jaguars. The loss of Pryor doesn't do much damage in terms of depth for the Jags - he was the team's fifth safety.
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