Jaguars Looking At Quarterbacks

In February, Jack Del Rio made the announcement that Byron Leftwich would be his starting quarterback for the 2007 season, as long as he's physically able to do so. Del Rio also stated that both of the backup quarterbacks, David Garrard and Quinn Gray would also be retained. There may be a change of plans... Read and see who Jaguars are bringing in for a visit.

The change could involve former University of Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb.

Kevin Kolb is a strong-armed, pocket quarterback that put up huge numbers while at the University of Houston. Kolb was named Conference USA player of the year in 2006, as he compiled a 67.6% completions, with 3809 yards passing, and 30 touchdowns with just four interceptions. Kolb is a very patient quarterback who sees the field as well as anyone in the draft. He has good size, 6'3", 218, and has all of the physical skills to be successful at the NFL level. Kolb is known for having a quick release and spreading the football around to all of his targets. The only knocks on him are that he's played in primarily the same offense since high school (shotgun), and he will stare at his intended receivers.

Kolb is expected to go somewhere late in the first day. If the Jaguars were to make a move by drafting Kolb, they would obviously have to let one of their other quarterbacks go, and my guess would be David Garrard. Although Garrard has all of the physical skills that anyone would want, he's a five-year pro who makes rookie mistakes. His decision making hasn't improved much since he took his first snap back in 2002. Aaron Wilson reports that Kolb is supposed to workout for the Jaguars either this week or next in Jacksonville.

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