Former defensive end, Jeff Lageman, played nine seasons in the NFL with his final four with the Jacksonville Jaguars before a torn muscle in his arm ultimately ended his career during the 1998 season. Shortly after his retirement from football, Lageman became the color analyst on the Jaguars Radio Network and an analyst for shows including "Jaguars This Week."
Recently Lageman attended many of the spring workouts of the Jaguars and watched the supposed "quarterback battle" between Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne in person. A battle he says isn't very close at all:
Talkin w/Jeff Lageman-he says Blaine Gabbert is clearly a better passer than Chad Henne after the spring workouts— Pat Kirwan (@PatKirwanCBS) July 10, 2012
The Jaguars have made it very clear since signing Chad Henne, that his role with the team is as a backup. With a top 10 draft pick invested in Gabbert, the only way the team would give up on the young quarterback after just one season, in which he was the youngest ever to start 14 games or more in, is if he was absolutely blown away by Henne in training camp.
If Lageman is to be believed, that seems to be an increasingly unlikely scenario for Henne.