The Jacksonville Jaguars today were awarded third-year quarterback Mike Kafka off waivers from the New England Patriots. To make room the Jaguars waived second-year tight end Matt Veldman.
Kafka has played in four career games since entering the National Football League as a fourth-round draft pick of Philadelphia in 2010. He spent two seasons with the Eagles and completed 11 of 16 passes for 107 yards. Kafka spent the 2012 preseason with the Eagles before he was waived during final cuts.
He was then signed by the Patriots on January 4th, 2013.
The former Northwestern quarterback started 19 games, which includes all 13 in his senior year. At Northwestern he threw for total of 4,265 passing yards, 887 rushing yards and 30 total touchdowns, 19 of which were passing and 11 rushing, in his college career. He was a second-team All-Big Ten selection as a senior after throwing for 3,430 yards.
With the Jaguars being awarded another quarterback off waivers, the Jaguars have five quarterbacks on their roster now.
By: Paul Kasprzak