The Jaguars have released QB Tanner Lee, per Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union.
The much-maligned second-year quarterback out of Nebraska failed to develop throughout his rookie season and into this summer. But Lee wasn't given a chance by fans or media since before he ever took a snap in Jacksonville. Many (including myself) laughed at the Jaguars when they announced their 2108 sixth-round pick. He possesses prototypical height and arm strength, but his lack of success at Nebraska was a major red flag. The inconsistent accuracy and inability to diagnose defenses that plagued him in college
In the Jaguars' first preseason contest of 2019, Lee started with two straight sacks and then threw a heinous interception. Against the Eagles, in week two of the preseason, the coaching staff didn't even afford Lee the chance to screw things up. He didn't play a down.
With Lee's inability to function as a QB in this league on full display this summer, I sincerely doubt that any team is going to sign him before final cuts. But, hey, maybe there's a team out there as enamored with his size/arm strength combination as the Jaguars were, that's willing to give the kid another shot.
The Jaguars' quarterback room is now down to three. With Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew locked in as the starter and backup respectively, Alex McGough will compete to show the team that he's deserving of a spot on the 53-man roster.
The Jaguars used their newly vacated roster spot to add running back Elijah Hood. The 2017 seventh-round pick of the Raiders also played for the Panthers.
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