The Jacksonville Jaguars will be looking to bring in competition at the quarterback position in potentially both free agency and the 2013 NFL Draft. One quarterback who's already been linked to the Jaguars is Arizona's Matt Scott, who's rumored to be a favorite of Jaguars quarterback coach Frank Scelfo.
The recent trend lately in the NFL is to have a quarterback who can pick up yards with his leg and run some read-option or pistol wrinkles on their offense. Multiple teams had success with it in the 2012 season, including the Seattle Seahawks while Gus Bradley was the defensive coordinator, with a rookie none-the-less. Bradley saw what Russell Wilson could do and also faced off against Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III, so he has a bit of a unique perspective.
Bradley sees that ability to pick up yards with the quarterbacks legs as a desirable trait in a quarterback, to pair with his ability to pass the football, which is something Scott could bring to the table.
"What puts stress on a defense is even if a quarterback can get 40, 50 yards rushing and it can be like Aaron Rodgers," Bradley told the media at the NFL combine. "It doesn't have to be the read option, it can be with scrambling ability."
Scott played one season at Arizona, under head coach Rich Rodriquez in a read-option style spread offense. Scott finished his final season throwing for over 3,600 yards with 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, including over 500 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns. While Scott has the ability to run, it wasn't something he relied on as a quarterback and wants to prove that prior to the draft.
Matt Scott could be Jaguars target
BigCatCountry.com | Feb 26