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Jaguars showing interest in Ponder – Florida State University

Jaguars showing interest in Ponder – Florida State University


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Jaguars showing interest in Ponder

Courtesy of Charlie Bernstein, JagNation.com

The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback depth chart currently shows a 32-year old David Garrard, who has spent the majority of his career as a backup, a 29-year old Luke McCown who has made all of seven career NFL starts and an undrafted rookie from Edinboro College, Trevor Harris.  

There may be a few teams with a worse lineup of quarterbacks and less upside, but you'd be hard-pressed to name them.  This particular situation didn't happen overnight, as the Jaguars have ignored the quarterback position in the draft for many years.  In fact, the Jacksonville Jaguars have gone longer without drafting a quarterback than any other NFL team as the last signal caller they selected in any round was Byron Leftwich all the way back in 2003.  

Although Leftwich obviously didn't turn out to be the player that the team hoped he would be, there's no reason that they were scared off from any quarterbacks in the draft for seven years.  Even teams like the Colts, Patriots and Steelers who have established stars at the position have drafted multiple quarterbacks since the time that Jacksonville grabbed the former record-setter from Marshall.

Faced with a fairly desperate situation at the quarterback position with no viable young, developmental option, the Jaguars are seemingly ready to take another plunge. Jacksonville inquired about the Florida State University practice schedule and sources tell us that they are and have been interested in FSU senior quarterback Christian Ponder.  Ponder, a Heisman candidate possesses a strong arm, high football IQ, and solid mobility.  

It's a long way until next April's draft, but keep your eye on the Jaguars interest in the FSU signal-caller. 

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