Jake Luton to Start for Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that Jake Luton will start for them on Sunday. Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Jake Luton made his first career start against Houston in their last game after starter Gardner Minshew was ruled out because of a thumb injury.

Even though the Jaguars lost, Luton finished with 304 passing yards. One touchdown, and an interception. After the game, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said he didn’t need to decide which quarterback to start against Green Bay this week. For the reason that Gardner Minshew still isn’t able to throw because of his thumb injury.

Marrone also told reporters that he liked a lot of what he saw from Luton on Sunday. Especially his ability to keep his eyes downfield when scrambling.

Jaguars Name Jake Luton as NFL Week 10 Starter

Jake Luton to Start for Jaguars

“So, when under duress, you see him still working to push the football down the field. And then, at the end of the game, you saw him have the ability to take off and go,” Marrone said. “So, I think those things go to one of the things that you look for, checking the boxes. I thought communication-wise, just his getting in and out. Not getting delays of game — a lot of that stuff happens early in someone’s career, you could have those situations. So, being able to spit the plays out, get everybody lined up. And then really, the two two-minute drives, especially the one at the end, he’s a guy that has zero work. We tried to get in some extra work with him on two-minute at the end of the day and I thought he really handled himself well throughout the four quarters.”

After Marrone announced that Luton will make his first career start against Houston. He said that there was no guarantee that Minshew would regain his starting job once his thumb injury healed.

Minshew has completed 65.9 % of his passes for 1,855 yards and 13 touchdowns with five interceptions this season.

November 11, 2020 by : Posted in news No Comments

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