JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars warms up prior to a game against the St. Louis Rams at EverBank Field on September 1, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Blaine Gabbert To Start For Jaguars In Week 3, According To Report

Rookie Blaine Gabbert will replace Luke McCown as the Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback.

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Blaine Gabbert Is Jaguars Starting Quarterback, According To Report

The Blaine Gabbert Era will begin in Jacksonville this weekend as the Jaguars have decided the rookie will replace Luke McCown as the team's starting quarterback, Alfie Crow of SB Nation's Big Cat Country reports. Gabbert saw his first NFL action this past week when he relieved McCown after the starter threw four interceptions to the New York Jets.

The Jaguars set their gameplan on Tuesday with the offense being very "Gabbert-centric," according to a report from Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union. Gabbert completed five of his six passing attempts against the Jaguars in relief for McCown last week.

"I'm going to be ready, there's no question about that," Gabbert said Sunday when asked how he'd feel if he were made the starter for week three. "We as quarterbacks prepare harder than anybody else."

The decision to throw Gabbert into the fire so early isn't exactly a surprising one as there was obviously a reason the Jaguars released former starting quarterback David Garrard right before the NFL's regular season began, coupled with the fact that the Jacksonville front office drafted the quarterback out of Mizzou with its 10th overall pick in the most recent NFL Draft.

If nothing else, watching Gabbert face fellow rookie Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers should be fun to watch from a quarterback perspective this weekend.

Check out Big Cat Country for the original report.


Jaguars Vs. Jets: Mark Sanchez Throws 2 TDs In Rout

Mark Sanchez threw a couple of touchdowns and the New York Jets had an easy time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, winning 32-3 on Sunday. The Jets defense also intercepted Jaguars starting quarterback Luke McCown four times and limited him to just 59 yards before he was pulled for rookie Blaine Gabbert.

The Jets scored on their first possession of the game, marching 65 yards on the game's opening possession and concluding it with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes. It was the first time in 16 games that the Jets had scored an offensive touchdown in the first quarter.

On the Jaguars' first possession, McCown was sacked in the endzone by Muhammad Wilkerson for a safety. It was the beginning of a long day for McCown. After a relatively quiet first quarter, he was intercepted on the Jaguars' last two possessions of the first half that effectively killed any kind of momentum they were hoping to build.

It wasn't exactly a great day for Sanchez, but he really did not need to be very good on this day. Sanchez threw for just 182 yards and was intercepted twice, but his two touchdowns were really all that mattered on a day in which the Jets defense was dominant.

For full stats on the game, check out SB Nation's box score. For reactions from the Jets' perspective, check out Gang Green Nation and for the Jaguars' perspective see Big Cat Country.

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