Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars Notebook; Mularkey: Henne Still Backup

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars Notebook; Mularkey: Henne Still Backup

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Byline: Vito Stellino

The Jaguars apparently don't have a backup quarterback controversy.

Even though Jordan Palmer led the team on game-winning drives in the fourth quarter of the first two preseason games, coach Mike Mularkey said Sunday that Chad Henne remains the backup quarterback.

So if the Jaguars keep only two quarterbacks, Henne will make the team over Palmer.

But Mularkey left open the possibility that they will keep three, which would open the door for Palmer to make the team.

"I'm just focused on trying to get better in practice and whenever they call my number just make sure I'm prepared to go in there and do what I can to help us win." Palmer said. "We had a bunch of guys making plays. It was a lot of fun, and I'm just glad to be a part of it. This is my sixth training camp, and I'm learning more football this year than I learned in any of those years. The game is slowing down for me. I'm just honored and excited to be a part of this team and just thankful for an opportunity to try to make this team."

When he was asked if he worries about making the team, Palmer said he is just focused on doing his best on the field.

Offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski said, "We'll look at everything. I think Chad has done fine. Jordan has done fine. We'll evaluate the whole thing."

TEBOW AND TICKETS

Will Tim Tebow be able to sell enough tickets to remove the tarps at EverBank Field?

The Jaguars are going to find out because of a rule change the NFL has instituted. In the past, once the tarps were put on, they had to stay on for the entire season.

Now, a team can remove them on a game-by-game basis by selling enough tickets to remove the tarps. The only stipulation is that the team has to share the revenue on a 50-50 basis instead of sharing 34 percent. …

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