Jaguars First-Round Pick QB Blaine Gabbert to Be Teams Thrid-String QB

Jaguars first round draft pick Blaine Gabbert will start the season as the team’s third quarterback, behind starter David Garrard as well as backup Luke McCown. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio announced that the veteran McCown will initially be Garrard’s primary backup under center.

“It’s a bigger deal to the people on the outside,” said Gabbert, the 10th pick of the 2011 draft, on Thursday.

“We look at it as we’re quarterbacks, and if Dave goes down for some horrible reason, that we have to be ready to play. We haven’t gone over who’s ranked on the depth chart. We just know Dave’s the starter.”

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