He’ll be allowed no excuses, and to Blaine Gabbert, that’s fine.

He doesn’t plan to make any.

Gabbert, the Jaguars’ starting quarterback in 24 games over the last two seasons, sat down with jaguars.com Wednesday for his first extended interview since the end of the 2012 season, discussing topics from having a fourth head coach in three seasons, to fighting for a starting job, to recent comments by an anonymous former coach criticizing the third-year quarterback.

But as Gabbert spoke Wednesday, the coming weeks and months were on his mind far more than the comments of a former coach.

Gabbert, after finishing the 2012 season on injured reserve, on Wednesday said he will enter the offseason program 100 percent healthy. The torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder healed quickly after late-season surgery, he said, and although the forearm injury that ended his season was more complex, he said he has been recovered from that and throwing full for the last month.

Mostly, Gabbert said he is looking forward to the Jaguars’ offseason program, which begins Tuesday at EverBank Field. That’s the first day Head Coach Gus Bradley can speak to the team as a group, about football.

As the offseason opens, Gabbert said he understands his situation entering Year 3. First-year general manager David Caldwell has said while Gabbert will get every chance to win the starting job, there are no excuses for the former tenth overall selection in the draft, and that the competition will be real – and could possibly include not only veteran Chad Henne, but a rookie draft selection and a veteran free agent.

Gabbert said he welcomes the competition, and said regardless of what Caldwell, Bradley or anyone says publicly, this is a critical year.

“The third year is an important year for any quarterback,” Gabbert said. “It’s where you make the jump. You start playing at a high level. There are still going to be ups and downs. Some guys have off seasons and they’ve been playing 10 years in the NFL. You have to eliminate the peaks and valleys. You have to play at a high level consistently. That’s what I’m looking forward to doing.”