Luton (coach's decision) is inactive for the teams Week 1 contest against the Colts. Luton beat out Mike Glennon for a spot on the roster at the end of training camp. However, Glennon will now receive the nod over him to serve as the backup quarterback in Week 1 against the Colts.
Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said Luton has been the biggest pleasant surprise in training camp, Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL Jacksonville reports. Gruden specifically touted Luton's poise, accuracy and arm strength before signaling that he wants to keep three quarterbacks on the roster in 2020. Luton was impressive in his senior season at Oregon State with 2,714 yards, 28 touchdowns and just three interceptions, and the Jaguars are hoping the rookie sixth-round pick can follow in Gardner Minshew's footsteps. With a strong finish to training camp, it sounds like Luton could be locked into the No. 2 role.
The Jaguars selected Luton in the 2020 NFL Draft, 189th overall. Luton is a big-bodied quarterback at 6-foot-6 and 224 pounds with 10.38-inch hands. He improved year-over-year at Oregon State and vaulted himself into draftable status with a strong senior year in which he threw for 28 touchdowns while completing 62 percent of his passes. It's unlikely that he'll challenge Gardner Minshew in 2020, but Minshew himself was a sixth-rounder ticketed for backup duties just one year ago. Look for Luton's main battle to be with Joshua Dobbs for the No. 2 role.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||11/01||@Los Angeles Chargers||22||23.00|
|10||11/15||@Green Bay Packers||16||22.00|
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