Sunday, April 28, 2013

NFL Draft Aftermath: Arizona QB Signs With Jacksonville

Posted By on Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Following the first NFL Draft without a University of Arizona player drafted since 2005, Wildcats quarterback Matt Scott didn't have to wait long before securing a free-agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Scott was projected as a late-round pick a few months ago, but then after combines and pro days the buzz machine lifted him to as high as a second- or third-rounder.

Then three days and about 270 picks went by over the weekend, and a dozen college quarterbacks were drafted, but not Scott.

Could he have been passed over because of fear that he'd have another concussion and end up doing this during a game?

1358891250-mattscottrainbowvomitnyan_zps03013a4d.gif

Whatever the case, Scott makes it two straight years a UA quarterback has gotten a shot in the NFL, with Nick Foles getting drafted (and starting the second half of the season) for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012.

Philadelphia, consequently, signed UA offensive lineman Kyle Quinn to a free-agent deal on Saturday. Also signing: wide receiver Dan Buckner, with the Arizona Cardinals.

In Jacksonville, Scott will be playing for a coaching staff that includes former UA position coach Frank Scelfo. He'll also get a chance to don the NFL's first two-tone helmet:

jaguars-helmet.jpg

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Brian J. Pedersen

  • Pedersen on Sports

    A Tucsonan spends his summer vacation dealing cards (and showing off a regrettable tattoo) in Vegas
    • May 22, 2014
  • Crash! Bang!

    Metal Mulisha presents The Crash Factory
    • May 22, 2014
  • Miming to the Music

    The Inner Journey: Mime, Music and Story
    • May 22, 2014
  • More »
Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Saturday Tour & Tasting

Saturday Tour & Tasting @ Hamilton Distillery

Saturdays, 3-5 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

@ Mission Garden Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Nov. 24 Corner of Grande Avenue and Mission Lane.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today, Wednesday, Sept. 19 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Humane Society of Southern Arizona Aims to Adopt Out 25 Pets on Friday (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Freedom Center-Affiliated Authors Refuse to Put Their Phil. 101 Textbook Online For TUSD Review (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Claytoon of the Day: The #SoWhat Movement (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Zona Politics: Congressman Raul Grijalva and Congressional District 2 Candidate Mary Matiella (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation