Gabbert to Start as Jacksonville QB on Sunday Against Carolina

5 years 1 month 4 days ago September 21, 2011 Sep 21, 2011 Wednesday, September 21 2011 Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:00:00 AM CDT in Football
By: Ashley Colley

COLUMBIA - The Jacksonville Jaguars 2011 first round draft pick rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert will get the start against fellow rookie Cam Newton on Sunday.

Gabbert made his NFL debut Sunday against the New York Jets, where he completed five of six passes for 52 yards. In preseason Gabbert connected on half his passes, finishing with 365 yards, one TD, one INT and a 64.3 QB rating.

The former Missouri two-year starting quarterback passed for 6,779 yards, 40 TDs and 18 INTs from 2009-10.

Luke McCown, who got the first two starts for Jacksonville went 1-1 after taking over for David Garrard, was picked off four times in the loss to the Jets and posted a miserable passer rating of 1.8.

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