Jacksonville Sign QB Landry Jones

Landry Jones. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Jacksonville Jaguars keep making moves on the market, but not the ones their fans would hope for. After quarterback Blake Bortles started having issues with his left shoulder, the Jags decided to bring in some insurance and have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers’ QB Landry Jones. The move was confirmed on Jacksonville’s official Twitter profile.

Besides Jones, Jaguars also have former third-round pick Cody Kessler as Bortles’ backup.

According to the sources close to the team, Blake Bortles is still expected to start in the next game against Indianapolis Colts, since the shoulder injury is on his non-throwing arm. Bortles has made 69 consecutive starts for the Jags since Week 4 of his rookie season.

Landry Jones entered the league after being selected by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2014 draft. During his four years in Pittsburgh, Jones played 18 games (five as a starter) and managed to throw for 1,310 yards and eight touchdowns while also having seven interceptions. In his five starts, the 29-year-old has a 3-2 record.

Jones was cut by the Steelers on September 1st after the team decided to keep Joshua Dobbs and Mason Rudolph as backups for starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.  He had workouts with several NFL teams, but the Jags were the first one to offer him a job.