The Jaguars have a QB problem. This is a sentence that holds true throughout most of the history of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
"Moving forward, I am firmly and fully committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback," said Kyler Murray yesterday, via his Twitter account.
After an arduous decision process that included some serious waffling, awkward interviews, and lousy advice Murray is now "fully committed" to football.
The Jaguars have two clear ways to fix their QB problem. One's name is Kyler Murray, and the other's is Dwayne Haskins. Tom Coughlin, Dave Caldwell, and Doug Marrone MUST draft a QB in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. There are only two QBs in this draft that have clear franchise QB potential, and those two quarterbacks are Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins.
These two players have incredibly different skill sets. Murray projects as the perfect option for a team that wants to get their QB on the move. He should excel at run-pass-options, play action rollouts, and delivering accurate balls on the run.
On the other hand, Dwayne Haskins is more of a prototypical drop-back passer. Despite what Stephen A. Smith might have you believe, Haskins is not a particularly mobile quarterback. He has enough size and a powerful arm. He progressed significantly throughout the 2018 season, his only year as a collegiate starter, and now projects to be an excellent west coast QB.
Both players come with risk, but their upside is worth gambling on. As I've noted many times, the Jaguars have committed quarterback malpractice time and time again throughout their history. It's time to get a QB. The Jaguars' brass needs to do everything they can to ensure that one of these two players is on their roster after night one of the NFL Draft. Yes, that includes trading up. In Trevor Sikkema's (The Draft Network) most recent mock draft he sees the Jaguars jumping in front of the Giants by trading with the Bucs for the fifth pick.
Recent history suggests that the Jaguars will need to move up in the draft to get their guy. Whether that's Murray or Haskins, the Jaguars must have the cajones to make a franchise-defining trade.
It's time, Jaguars. Let's get this thing done.
Haskins, Murray or bust.