Posted: 1:24 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013
By Alfie Crow
The Jacksonville Jaguars were able to quickly snap up Arizona quarterback Matt Scott in undrafted free agency after the 2013 NFL Draft. Scott going undrafted was a bit of a surprise, as he was pegged as a "sleeper" quarterback by many experts because of his skillset and upside, with more and more of the NFL running pistol and read-option concepts on offense.
Scott surprisingly went undrafted however, and fell right into the Jaguars lap. The big question though is why did Scott fall out of the draft entirely?
It could be issues with concussions.
Scott took an illegal helmet-to-helmet shot in the Wildcats victory over USC during the 2012 season. It appeared clear that he was dazed on the field, but Scott didn't leave the field and was seen vomiting on the field after a timeout following the hit, which is typically a clear sign of a concussion.
Scott started the next week against UCLA, but was knocked out of the game after taking a knee to the head and then hitting his head on the turf. Scott struggled to answer team trainers answers and was removed from the game, but later denied he had a concussion. He sat out the next week and took the field again against Utah.
Against Utah, the same thing happened to Scott that happened against USC. Scott once again took another shot to the head and was seen vomiting on the field.
We don't know why Scott fell out of the 2013 NFL Draft, but suffering what appeared to be three concussions in a near four week span might have had something to do with it.