It’s tough to gauge what exactly McCarron could bring to the table. But a second-round draft pick isn’t much to acquire a potential upgrade at quarterback and a 26-year-old who could try to prove he’s a long-term solution for the team.
The same argument could be made for other young backups, including the Packers’ Brett Hundley, who was reportedly on the trade block during the 2017 NFL draft.
Finding other potential starting talent on the trade market can be hard to forecast (who in the world saw the Sam Bradford trade coming last year?), but the Jaguars have to be aggressive if one comes available.
Bortles is dragging down a good roster, and the Jaguars are just being silly at this point if they don’t look elsewhere.
Just before he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last week, Jones said he wasn’t expecting a suspension for Elliott.
One of the final steps of the investigation came in May, when the NFLPA handed over Elliott’s phone records and other documents to the league. Elliott met with league investigators last October and with NFL officials earlier this month, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
The first violation of the league’s personal conduct policy carries a six-game suspension, but the suspension can be reduced for mitigating circumstances.
Elliott tweeted a statement from his personal account after the suspension was handed down, saying he disagreed with the NFL’s decision while also apologizing to fans:
Elliott played college football for three seasons at Ohio State. He was selected by the Cowboys with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Elliott led the league with 1,631 rushing yards in his rookie season.
Elliott can participate in all preseason activities. His suspension will begin Sept. 2 and he can return to the Cowboys’ roster on Monday, Oct. 23.