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2014 Team Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars

Nick Whalen

Nick Whalen

Nick contributes to RotoWire's NBA and NFL content. Many years ago, Stromile Swift gave Nick his unbelievably sweaty headband after a preseason game. Despite its failure to match his school colors, Nick went on to wear that headband for the entirety of his sixth grade basketball season. Catch Nick on Twitter @wha1en.


Marred by injuries, the suspension of star wideout Justin Blackmon and all-around poor play, the Jaguars' 2013 campaign was one to forget. The squad stumbled out of the gate, dropping its first eight contests by an average of more than 22 points. Coming out of their Week 9 bye, however, the Jaguars encouragingly won four of five contests, beating Tennessee, Cleveland and Houston (twice) for what would go down as the team's only victories of the season.

Under first-year head coach Gus Bradley, Blaine Gabbert opened the season as the team's starting quarterback but was unable to capitalize on the opportunity. Thumb and hamstring injuries (along with his on-field performance) limited the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft to just three games, and the numbers weren't pretty. Over that span, he completed 42 of 86 passes (48.8 percent) for 481 yards, with one touchdown and seven interceptions. Gabbert suffered his hamstring injury in Week

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