Blaine Gabbert: 'Best quarterback will be starter'

Gabbert: 'Best quarterback will be starter'
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert is ready to fight for his place in the starting lineup.

Blaine Gabbert has said that whoever performs best during the pre-season will win the starting quarterback job with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 23-year-old has led the Jags to just five wins during his two seasons with the side.

The quarterback told the Florida Times-Union: "The best guy is going to win. That's why this sport is so intriguing to people and so fun to be a part of. The competition is daily. Every practice will be a mini-game.

"You need to put your best foot forward regardless of the situation. That uncomfortable feeling is a good feeling and that's why good teams are successful, because they have that competition. It's going to be a blast."

Gabbert missed the final six games of the 2012 season with arm and shoulder injuries.

Jacksonville Jaguars quaterback Blaine Gabbert throws the ball before his team's match with the Houston Texans on November 18, 2012
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