The 2014 NFL Draft looks like it will be quarterback-heavy early on because so many teams picking at the top need QBs, but that doesn’t necessarily mean every team that could use a new QB will be taking one in the first round.
The Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday re-signed Chad Henne to a two-year deal. That move might be enough to keep them from drafting a quarterback in the first round where they pick fourth overall.
Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports that a source told him the Henne deal means the Jags likely will not take a quarterback until the second round, or perhaps the third or fourth.
Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and even Derek Carr have been mentioned as quarterbacks who could go in the top 10. In addition to the Jags, the Texans, Browns, Raiders, Vikings and probably even the Bucs could all use new quarterbacks, and all of them are picking in the top 10. But even if they need QBs, does that mean they’ll reach for one if they don’t feel the quarterbacks are good enough? The Jags might not be, which tells me they don’t think any of these guys are a better long-term plan than Henne. That’s kind of sad.