Jags Trying to Find Another QB

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith has been busy working the phones over the last few days as the team is desperately trying to upgrade it's floundering quarterback position. Find out which player the Jags are ready to give up a draft pick for....

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been in heated discussions with the Kansas City Chiefs as they are trying to put together a deal for Chiefs signal caller Tyler Thigpen. The Jags are reportedly offering a 2010 fifth-round draft pick as compensation, while Kansas City is looking for a third-round pick to make the deal work.

Thigpen could be the young, developmental quarterback that the team is looking for as he is just 25 years old, and looked fairly good a year ago. Thigpen played in 14 games in 2008 while starting 11 of them, throwing for better than 2600 yards with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions (more touchdowns and less interceptions than Jaguars signal caller David Garrard had a year ago with lesser talent around him). Thigpen also ran for three touchdowns (one more than Garrard while starting five fewer games).

Thigpen became expendable when the Chiefs traded for former New England Patriots backup quarterback Matt Cassel in the offseason. In one preseason game, Thigpen completed 7 of 14 passes for 40 yards, with one touchdown and an interception. He also rushed three times for 31 yards.

It is unclear whether or not Thigpen would unseat David Garrard for the Jaguars starting quarterback job right away, but at the very least it would push him and give him some clear competition, something he hasn't had since winning the job away from Byron Leftwich.


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