Of the rookie quarterbacks that started this season in the NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars, and former Missouri Tigers, quarterback Blaine Gabbert struggled the most. He threw for 2,214 yards, 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for a passer rating of 65.4 while Cam Newton broke records and Andy Dalton took his team to the playoffs. Despite his rookie-season struggles and the fact that there was a coaching change in Jacksonville, head coach Mike Mularkey said they will stick with Gabbert as their starter.
On Thursday, they hired a man that they feel can help turn Gabbert into a winner, Greg Olson. Olson, the new quarterback coach and assistant head coach, has been the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from the 2009 season through 2011 and helped young quarterback Josh Freeman find some success.
Before Olson was Tampa Bay's offensive coordinator, he was their quarterbacks coach in the 2008 season. Before that, Olsen was the offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions and the St. Louis Rams. Olson will work closely with Gabbert throughout the offseason as the team is dependent upon his success.
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