Running back Maurice Jones-Drew went out early with a left foot injury, and is now wearing a boot and on crutches on his team’s sideline. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert, injured his left, non-throwing, shoulder, as he was driven into the ground.
The Jaguars were prepared to move forward without Jones-Drew as he held out through the preseason. While they need to be a more well-rounded team that throws more and runs a greater variety of pass plays, there isn’t a scenario where they are better without him.
I don’t believe they are better with Henne in the lineup either. Gabbert’s got more play-making ability. And if he was rolled out on a fourth-down play, he’d at least pose a threat to a defense while running with the ball.