Unsold on Blaine Gabbert, the Jacksonville Jaguars should consider trying running back Denard Robinson as their passer


Denard Robinson may be the best quarterback on the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected University of Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson as a running back with the 135th pick in the draft on Saturday.

Capable of running the 40-yard dash in 4.32 seconds, the 22-year-old Robinson threw 49 touchdowns, against 30 interceptions, for 6,250 yards in 747 attempts as a Wolverine.

An athlete some claim could beat legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt in a race, the 6-foot, 198 pound Robinson also rushed for 4,495 yards and 42 scores in college.

Apparently unsold on incumbent starter Blaine Gabbert, the Jags should give “Shoelace” a shot under center.

The 23-year-old Gabbert, who Jacksonville traded up six spots to nab out of the University of Missouri with the 10th choice in 2011, has tossed 21 touchdowns, in comparison to 17 picks, for 3,876 yards in 25 games as a Jaguar.

Constantly battered playing behind a feeble offensive line that couldn’t block Lennay Kukua, it’s difficult to rate, or even analyze, Gabbert.

However, with a porous career completion percentage of 53.8, the 6-foot-5, 235 pound Gabbert doesn’t exactly possess pinpoint accuracy.

It is evident that neither Gabbert nor Robinson is akin to Johnny Unitas.

Regardless, as the Pistol offense continues gaining widespread popularity, it’s certainly possible that Robinson could mature into a player somewhat comparable to Colin Kaepernick.

Taking into account their 2-14 record and primarily atrocious 53-man roster, Denard Robinson may be the leader the Jaguars desperately need in “The Bold New City of the South.”

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