Should Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Johnny Manziel ?

Jacksonville Jags The Jacksonville Jaguars are doormats of the NFL, also rans, non relevant members of 32 a team league, third best team in their home state of Florida, even behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With the third pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the Jags can change all that by sending the selection card to the commissioner with the name Johnny Manziel, written in red Sharpie in big bold letters.

Will Johnny Manziel be a great player in the NFL?

No one knows that for sure, but its a guarantee he will  inject some life an organization on life support. Jags fans have no reason to go to games, no reason to buy Jags gear.

Drafting Manziel would solve both issues without ever having play a game in the NFL.

The Jaguars finished 22nd in passing, 31st in rushing, and 31st in total offense and averaged just 15.4 points per game last season, so they desperately need a playmaker on offense, and there isn’t a playmaker in this years draft that has more ability to do that than Manziel.

He threw for 7,820 yards and 63 touchdowns and ran for 2,169 yards and 30 touchdowns while playing in the toughest conference in the nation.

Manziel is not a polished NFL prospect and he has some flaws that would need to be fixed, but Manziel would bring an instant swagger to the the Jags, even at 5-foot-11 3/4, 207 pounds.

Remember the last time the Jags were on national TV ? Yeah I don’t either,  but rest assured whatever team drafts Manziel the NFL will see to it that team gets featured in Prime Time.  The Jags have a decision to make for the future of their franchise and the decision is easy.

It’s Manziel at No 3

Jags Chad Henne: Rookie QB’s Should Sit a Year

Jacksonville JaguarsThe 2014 NFL draft is likely to produce a handful of first round quarterback selections. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, UCF’s Blake Bortles, Derek Carr from Fresno State and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel are among those expected to be those players.

Jacksonville with the third pick overall signed Chad Henne to be their QB for 2014, but that doesn’t mean the Jags wont select a QB with that pick. Henne has some advice for those willing to listen, let them sit for a year.

“I had a pretty good preseason (in 2008), but there was a lot to learn and I’m pretty thankful I sat out that first year, learning a lot from Chad (Pennington) — the film work, the prep and going through the whole process,” said Henne. 

“You go from the Senior Bowl to the combine and then you really never take a couple months off,” he told the Times-Union. “You need a break to get your mind at ease and get accustomed to being an NFL player.”

Well what else would you expect a starter to say with the possibility of his potential replacement hanging over his head? Lets keep it real , siting out a year didn’t seem to help Henne all that much or he likely wouldn’t be in Jacksonville right now and may well still be in Miami.

If you want a QB draft him, if he is good enough,  let him play.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Kicking the Tires on Jake Matthews

jagsThe quarterback needy Jacksonville Jaguars have the No.3 overall pick in next week’s NFL Draft. While some mocks have the team drafting a quarterback, the team brought in  offensive tackle Jake Matthews in for a visit last Thursday. The Jaguars took Luke Joeckel, who also played at Texas A&M, with the No. 2 pick in 2013.

The St Louis Rams are said to be interested in Matthews as well.  Rams coach Jeff Fisher knows the Matthews family especially well, having been Bruce Matthews’ college teammate and having coached him in the NFL.

Of course it may all be a smokescreen or there may be real interest in Matthews, but quarterback seem to be the more pressing need for the Jags.  General manager David Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley have been adamant for months that whichever quarterback they draft next week will not play right away.

Chad Henne will be the starter. That is why they signed him to a two-year extension in March making another player other than a QB may be in the cards. 

Well then that may mean a closer look at Sammy Watkins of he is available which is a fell possibility. The Jaguars still need a playmaking wide receiver and have to continue to upgrade the offensive line, especially in the middle.