JagNation Rumor Mill

There's always something brewing in the JagNation Rumor Mill. Find out how Jaguars season ticketholders may get a nice break next season. Which QB's have peaked the Jaguars interest? Check the mill to see what we're hearing from NFL Insiders, league sources and more.

With this weekend's annual London NFL debacle between the Patriots and Buccaneers, commissioner Roger Goodell has expressed his interest in playing at least one additional game in Great Britain as early as next season. It is more than likely that the Jaguars will be offered that game in place of a home game as they are the league's laughing stock in terms of ticket sales. A game in London would save Jaguars season ticket holders approximately 10%, which certainly couldn't hurt in this economy.

After ignoring the quarterback position in the draft for the last six seasons, the Jaguars appear finally ready to take another plunge. They currently are getting $2 million production from an $8 million quarterback in David Garrard, and they have Luke McCown, who nobody really knows if he's capable of playing at the NFL level.

Over the past month, the quarterbacks that the Jaguars have scouted in person include Tim Tebow, Jake Locker, Christian Ponder, Joe Webb, Ricky Stanzi, Ryan Mallet, Riley Skinner, Daryl Clark, and Joe Webb.

The Jaguars appear to be set on staying with their 3-4 defense. JagNation first gave you this information about the 3-4 switch way back in January, and it was easy to predict as they scouted several 3-4 OLB/DE's, and hired 3-4 coordinator Mel Tucker. As sure as we were then, we are even more sure now as the Jaguars have traveled the nation looking specifically at 3-4 players.

Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver spent the 2009 offseason spending his money a little more judiciously than a year earlier in which he wasted millions on free agents Jerry Porter, Drayton Florence and incumbent quarterback David Garrard. Maurice Jones-Drew and Brad Meester were granted contract extensions a year ago, and wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker may be in for the same showering of money and gifts if he can keep up his fine level of play.

Sims-Walker is the first true number one receiver the Jaguars have had since Jimmy Smith retired in 2005. The former UCF wideout has 28 catches for 398 yards and three touchdowns, despite being inactive for one game and not being involved in the game plan during the season opener. Sims-Walker is on pace for 75 catches and better than 1000 yards.

The trading deadline came and went last week, and there were few deals actually exectued. With a potentially strong draft in 2010, teams were not willing to part with their picks for aging veterans or underachieving players. The Jaguars tried to move linebacker Quentin Groves, but there were no takers. It is likely that if Groves doesn't improve dramatically over the next few weeks, he will be released. Other players that the Jaguars likely had interest in at the deadline were Josh Cribbs and Shawne Merriman.


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