Quarterbacks the Jacksonville Jaguars passed on

With the number 1 overall pick this year it looks like the Jaguars will finally get a franchise quarterback that we have been missing since Mark Brunell.  Life as a Jaguars fan has been hard but what makes it worse is when you look at who we could of had.  Listed below are some of the top quarterbacks in the league that the Jaguars could have drafted.  Some quarterbacks I skipped like Drew Brees.  The Jaguars could have drafted him as well but at the time they had Mark Brunell.  They would have had to draft Brees in the first round as he was gone before their next pick.  Their first pick that year was Marcus Stroud so that worked out well for them. 

The list below starts with misses that weren’t as bad and gets worse as you go down the list.  This list is quit depressing if you are a Jags fan.

Dak Prescott

Dak was drafted in the 2016 draft which was a good one for the Jacksonville Jaguars.  That year we drafted Jalen Ramsey in the first, Myles Jack in the second and Yannick Ngakoue in the 3rd.  Two of these guys are no longer with the team but that’s not because of talent.  All three of these picks have been home runs so it hard to knock the Jaguars in this draft.  However in the fourth round they picked Sheldon Day when they could of had Dak Prescott.

Kirk Cousins

You can debate if Kirk Cousins is a top level quarterback but what you can’t really debate is that he would be better than anything the Jaguars have had over the past several years.  Cousins was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 draft.  Players we drafted before him included Justin Blackmon, Andrew Branch, and Bryan Anger.  As bad as this draft was for the Jaguars Cousins was far from the worse miss of this draft.

Lamar Jackson

Lamar was drafted in 2018.  The Jaguars were just coming off a run to the AFC Champion game.  Blake Bortles had played some of his best football at the end of that year but there were still lots of questions if he was the guy.  A stud of an athlete was sitting there when they drafted named Lamar Jackson.  Many questioned if he could be an NFL quarterback but they guy had unworldly talent.  The Jaguars decided to draft Taven Bryan who is still on the team but has been a bust.  One year later Jackson was the MVP of the league.

Ben Roethlisberger

It makes sense why the Jaguars would not take a quarterback in 2004 when Big Ben came out.  The year before they had just drafted Byron Leftwich in the first round.  However many people questioned if Leftwich could be the guy or not.  Big Ben a future Hall of Famer was on the board when the Jaguars drafted Reggie Williams.  Williams went on to be one of the many bust the Jaguars had in the first round.  What could have been.

Deshawn Watson

There have been a lot of rumors about the Jaguars trading the number one overall pick for Watson.  In 2017 the Jaguars had a chance to draft Watson with the fourth overall pick.  That  draft could go down as one of the worst drafts in Jaguars history.  Not only because the players they picked early did not work out but because of who they could have drafted.  Watson just being one of the players that tops that list, more to come on this draft.

Aaron Rodgers

Everyone remember how uncomfortable it got watching Aaron Rodgers waiting to be drafted in 2005.  People had him going in the first couple of picks and he kept falling.   The Jaguars quarterback at the time was Bryon Leftwich and 2006 would be his last year as a Jaguars before the team cut him.  The Jaguars had a chance to draft Aaron Rodgers but instead drafted Matt Jones.  Like Big Ben this might not hurt so bad if they would of draft a great player but instead both were huge busts.  Meanwhile Rodgers and Big Ben will have their busts in Canton one day.

Patrick Mahomes

Remember that 2017 draft class that I said was so bad for the Jaguars?  Well another player they passed up on was Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes has been the best quarterback in the NFL the last two maybe even three years.  He has won an MVP,  a Super Bowl and is in another Super Bowl.  The Jaguars instead drafted Leonard Fournette who was so good that the team cut him before his rookie deal was over.  They would have traded him for a baloney sandwich and no team in the NFL was interested.

Tom Brady

Everyone passed on Tom Brady, several times.  Brady came out in the 2000 draft and Mark Brunell was still the Jaguars quarterback.  With that said they were not in the market for a quarterback however passing up on the GOAT is a bad mistake.  Who did the Jaguars draft that year ahead of Tom Brady?  R. Jay Soward, Brad Meester, TJ Slaughter, Joey Chustz, Kiwaukee Thomas, and Emaunuel Smith.  Besides Brad Meester who had a nice career the rest of these guys never did anything.

Russell Wilson

I saved the worst for last.  Russell Wilson might not be the best quarterback on this list but the Jaguars draft that year makes him the worst miss.  Wilson was part of the 2012 draft and the knock on him was he was too short.  Who did the Jaguars draft before Wilson to make this the worse miss?  Justin Blackmon in the first round who was a bust but had talent.  Andre Branch who had an ok career but the kick (pun intended) was the third round pick.  Five picks before Wilson was selected the Jaguars selected Bryan Anger a punter.  This should have gotten Gene Smith fired before round four started.  A punter are you kidding me.

This list is one of many reasons it’s hard to be a Jaguars fan.  Hopefully this stops this year when they draft Trevor Lawrence but it has been a rough two decades of misses.

 

Will there be a Nintendo Switch Pro in 2021?

There have been plenty of rumors about Nintendo releasing a new Switch.  Some rumors had them releasing this last year but that never seemed likely.  Why go up against the PS5 and Xbox when your current system is selling just fine. However 2021 might make sense to release a new Switch and everyone seems to be talking about it.  So what would we want in the new Switch?  Well I list some of my wants below.

Need to have:

These are the things I believe a new Switch would have to have.  First would be Bluetooth for audio.  Why was this never in the first one?  Some say to save battery life but you can turn it off if you don’t use it.  This is a must have.  I would almost consider buying a new Switch if this was the only thing it had. 

The next must have is a bigger screen.  The problem with this is it is portable so you don’t want to make it too big.  The answer to this would be to take away the bezel.  By removing the black space around the screen and making the screen go edge to edge it would increase your screen size but not the overall size of the switch.  Phones have been doing this for a while now so I know it can be done.

While we are talking about making things larger how about the internal memory.  32gb really?  I bought a physical copy of Mortal Kombat and even though it’s physical it still has a 20 gb download.  That’s one game eating up most of the internal memory.  Yes I know that you can add a SD card and I have but Nintendo can do much better than 32 gb.  Nintendo could release different models of Switches that have different sizes of memory much like phones do.  The base for a new Switch should be at least 64 gb but I would really like to see the bottom being 128 gb.  It would be nice if they offered other models up to 1 tb.  I know those would be harder to find because not many people would but give us some options.

Like to have:

While the list above is need to have these items would be nice to have.  The first would be more power.  I’m fine with the power of the current Switch but it would be nice to have more power.  The switch will never compete with the PS5 or the new Xbox but what if it could come close to the Xbox One or PS4?  Could you image being able to play Red Dead Redemption, GTA V or Destiny on the new Switch?  

Some sort of party chat system.  I get why Nintendo does not do a party chat system and I can appreciate it.  A large part of their audience is younger and there are all kinds of issues with chat when dealing with minors.  How about allowing an app that you can run in the background like Skype or Discord?  They do allow games to have in game chat so it’s not that far fetched.

What would you like to see in the new Switch?  Also what would be the name of this device?  The internet has been calling it Switch Pro for a couple of years now but what would Nintendo call it?  Maybe the new Switch like they did the 3DS.  I hope not.  I’ve heard people suggest either keeping it Switch Pro or maybe going with the Super Switch.  I would be fine with either of those.  I really don’t care what you call it just make it a nice improvement over the current Switch.

 

 

Deshawn Watson to the Jacksonville Jaguars?

Deshawn Watson is unhappy with the Houston Texans that much is clear.  However would the Texans be willing to trade him?  If so to whom?  That’s where the internet fun starts as all kinds of experts have options on where he could land.  Most people go for teams who need a qb, have a high draft pick and cap space.  One of those teams that comes up is the Jacksonville Jaguars.

So would the Jaguars trade for Watson and would the Texans trade him to a division rival where he could stick it to them twice a year.  My guess on both of those would be no. My guess is if the Texans would trade him to the Jaguars the would wante the number 1 overall pick.  If that was the asking price there is no way I would consider making the trade from the Jaguars side.  However to have some fun with this is there a trade that I would make if I was the Jaguars? 

If the Jaguars could trade their second 1st round pick which is the 25th, Gardner Minshew and the two second round picks  I might seriously think about it.  If they did that they could then trade the 1st overall pick for a ransom.  This move should not move them too far down in the first round and they could draft Alabama WR DeVonta Smith.  So in the first round you would get a franchise QB and a true number 1 WR.

I don’t think this will ever happen but it’s fun to talk about.  If I ran the Jaguars I think this is a trade I would make.  Those two in the first round would be great then trading the first round pick you could get one of your 2nd rounders back and a player.  Again I don’t think any of this happens but it’s fun to think about.