I am, quite honestly, tired of the Jaguars quarterback debate. Every single time the discussion comes up I’m reminded of the South Park school election where the kids had to choose between a Giant Douche and a Turd Sandwich. There really isn’t a good “choice” because they’re not even really choices; they’re simply the only available options.
The Gabbert versus Henne debate isn’t even about which player is better because, frankly, it doesn’t matter. At all. What is to be gained by starting Chad Henne? The chances Chad Henne is this franchise’s quarterback of the future are approximately zero percent.
Let’s just pretend Henne is two wins better than Gabbert, which is a VERY generous estimation. What’s that, the difference between four and six wins? Given the expected trajectory of the Jaguars’ 2014 season, that’s not helpful…if anything, it’s hurtful due to the ridiculous talent projected to be available at the top of next year’s draft.
There’s no way Henne is two wins better than Gabbert anyway, so the point is moot. Though the chances Gabbert is the Jaguars’ quarterback of the future are definitely not very high, they’re absolutely higher than zero, and that’s why Gabbert should start. The point, though, is that it doesn’t matter
There are a million ways to say it doesn’t matter. It’s like deciding which of Justin Bieber and One Direction is more annoying. It’s like deciding whether to eat dog poop or cat poop. It’s a lose-lose scenario, but in this case losing can be good.
This season isn’t about the quarterback…as @IrishJaguar said on Twitter:
Really, I don’t get the gnashing of teeth that’s going on regarding our QB situation. Our QB of the future is still in college #Jaguars— Stevie Howlin (@IrishJaguar) August 11, 2013
This season is bigger than one position battle, though the negative media attention will definitely try to draw your attention in that direction. This season is about the new regime. It’s about The General and Gus. It’s about Cyprien, Aces and Laces. It’s about MJD’s likely last year in black and teal. It’s Eugene Monroe’s chance to show he’s elite. It’s about Stand United, the Bold City Brigade, and Generation Jaguar.
2014 is about YOU. Show up and scream your lungs out for this team; I have a feeling the team will return the favor by becoming a winning franchise sooner than later. There’s nowhere to go but up.
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