Jaguars Cut QB Landry Jones

Landry Jones‘ short time in Jacksonville has come to an end. On Monday, the Jaguars released the quarterback, according to a team announcement. 

The Jaguars signed Jones on Halloween for insurance after Blake Bortles suffered a left shoulder injury. Now that Bortles is in the clear, the Jaguars felt comfortable enough to release Jones, leaving Cody Kessler as the team’s only backup QB.

Up until the Jags deal, Jones spent his entire NFL career with the Steelers. In a limited sample of playing time, Jones completed 64% of his throws with eight touchdowns against seven interceptions. Among the quarterbacks who have thrown at least 160 passes since 2013, Jones ranks 35th in passer rating and 26th in adjusted net yards per attempt, but it’s difficult to assign much relevance to those numbers given his lack of reps.

To fill Jones’ place on the roster, the Jags signed offensive lineman Corey Robinson. The fourth-year pro has 24 career games to his credit, including eight starts.

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  1. mrwirez

    They should have kept Landry Jones and ditched Blake Bortles. Jones isn’t flashy and not a great runner, but he is competent. It’s obvious the Jags coaches don’t trust BB to throw a short pass on a critical 3rd and 5… LJ could hit that.

    • crosseyedlemon

      He could do that if he made it past first and second down without turning the ball over. Without Fournette rushing 25 times per game for over 100 yards their offense is a mess.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Another QB that needs to rush to the AAF before they hold their draft November 27th.

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