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State of the Franchise
2012 was supposed to represent a fresh start under new owner Shad Khan and new head coach Mike Mularkey, but a franchise-worst 2-14 finish finds the Jaguars ready to undergo their second rebuild in the past four years with their third head coach in as many seasons. Off the field, Khan's tenure got off to a bumpy start with an attempt to trade for QB Tim Tebow, WR Justin Blackmon's DUI arrest and a lengthy holdout from star RB Maurice Jones-Drew.
It wasn't much smoother for the Jaguars on the field, as they mustered just two wins en route to securing the second overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The 2012 Jags finished 29th in overall offense, and fared even worse defensively (30th overall). Sophomore QB Blaine Gabbert's performance fell far short of expectations and backup Chad Henne didn't offer much of an upgrade at the game's most important position. Jones-Drew, who ended his holdout in time to suit up for Week 1, suffered a foot fracture and missed the final 10 games of the season. Understudy Rashad Jennings, who many thought would be able to shoulder the load as a No. 1 back, averaged 2.8 YPC and is no longer with the team. Meanwhile, pricey free agent WR Laurent Robinson suffered four concussions and LB Clint Session was unable to return to the field after sustaining multiple head injuries of his own.
Despite coming off the worst season in