With the NFL season quickly approaching, many teams are making their final roster moves. Former Beaver QB Jake Luton appears to have made the cut. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who drafted Luton in the sixth round of this year’s draft, today announced they had cut quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Joshua Dobbs. That leaves the Jags with two quarterbacks on their roster; Luton and presumed starter Gardner Minshew. The Jaguars may try to add another quarterback before the season starts, but it appears they like Luton as their backup.
Minshew took over as Jacksonville’s starter last season after Nick Foles went down with an injury in the first game of the season. Minshew had a surprisingly solid season for a rookie who had been picked in the sixth round, with 3,271 yards passing, 21 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. The Jaguars are positioning him as their QB of the future, but its still early in his career. The Jags are predicting by many to regress this season, and if they decide they want to full on tank, it’s possible Luton may see a lot of game time.
One of Luton’s favorite targets, Isaiah Hodgins, also made an NFL roster. Hodgins was drafted in the sixth round by the Buffalo Bills, and managed to make it through a tough training camp to find a roster spot. The Bills appear to be on an upswing, and Hodgins could emerge as a top target for quarterback Josh Allen.
The final Beaver drafted in 2020, Blake Brandel, failed to make the Minnesota Vikings roster. Brandel was also drafted in the sixth round, but with the Vikings Offensive Line looking very competitive this season, failed to make his way onto the 53 man roster. He’s got a great shot at landing on a practice squad either in Minnesota or somewhere else, so we’ll keep you posted.