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Blaine Gabbert could be out for “an extended period of time”

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) looks to pass the ball during the third quarter against the St. Louis Rams at The Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert suffered a hamstring injury in yesterday’s loss to the St. Louis Rams, and it would be crazy for the Jaguars to start him over Chad Henne, even if Gabbert is healthy. Henne is simply a superior quarterback to Gabbert, and although that isn’t saying much, his arm strength makes him a better fit for the offense. He does a much better job of giving the ball to playmaking WRs Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts, and that is a huge key for the Jaguars offense.

Blaine Gabbert most likely isn’t healthy enough to play for the next few weeks anyway, as the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Gabbert might be out for “an extended period of time”. A source told Rapoport that the Jaguars QB “heard his hamstring pop”, but there is no timetable for his return at the moment.

Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said yesterday that Blaine Gabbert will still start for the Jaguars once he is healthy, which is just brutal news. I mean, look at how bad he was yesterday. With just 19 pass attempts, Gabbert ended up putting the ball on the ground a couple of times and also tossed two interceptions. There is no hope for Gabbert anymore at this point now in the third year of his career, and he has seven interceptions with a completion percentage under 50%. I would hate to live in the world Bradley is living in where Blaine Gabbert is a better quarterback than Chad Henne.

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Topics: Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne, Injury Report, Jacksonville Jaguars

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