“QB controversy in Jaxxy???” – Jaguars’ backup QB Nathan Rourke’s SCINTILLATING touchdown pass breaks the internet

Tha Jaguars defeated the Cowboys 28-23 in a close preseason game on Saturday.

“QB controversy in Jaxxy???” – Jaguars’ backup QB Nathan Rourke’s SCINTILLATING touchdown pass breaks the internet

Nathan Rourke throwing a touchdown pass while being tackled down (Image via Jaguars' official social media)

The Jacksonville Jaguars‘ former 1st overall pick Trevor Lawrence is ready to lead his franchise to the playoff season once again. The Jaguars are pretty set on the QB position but it seems like they also have another talented QB on their roster as their 3rd stringer Nathan Rourke made a mindblowing play in their preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys.


On Saturday, the Jaguars defeated the Cowboys in their first preseason game. The Jaguars gave playing minutes to many of their starting talents including their star QB Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne. But it was their 3rd string signal-caller Nathan Rourke that left a major good impression among fans.

During the final minutes of the 4th quarter, the Jaguars had a 6-point lead and faced a 3rd and 16 from the Cowboys 21-yard line. Rourke, a former Canadian Football League player impressively evaded 4 defenders and threw a 21-yard touchdown pass while being tackled down to the ground by a Cowboys’ defensive player.

“It’s a bit of a blur,” Rourke told John Oehser of the team’s website about the play after the game. “I just knew I needed to have a little bit of time, to buy some time. It was a longer route. We had to buy some time to be able to get a completion and then had to buy some time in the pocket. Qadree did a really good job with the scramble rules and I just tried to give him a chance. I’m glad it worked out.”


His tough playmaking style and resilience impressed a lot of people. Th 25-year-old QB received praise from the Jaguars’ head coach Doug Pederson and franchise signal-caller Trevor Lawrence.

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Social media impressed with Nathan Rourke’s tough play

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Nathan Rourke (Image via SI)

The Jaguars’ backup QB Nathan Rourke’s jaw-dropping play against the Dallas-based football team has fans hailing him on social media. Some fans also joked about how he could compete with Trevor Lawrence for the starting signal-caller position. Check out some of the reactions below!

Nonetheless, Rourke had a decent outing in the preseason game. He completed 9 of his 17 pass attempts for 153 yards and 1 touchdown. Furthermore, he also carried the rock 6 times for 20 yards and 1 touch down.


The 25-year-old has gained a lot of attention with his performance. Rourke signed a 3-year deal with the Jacksonville-based franchise earlier this year following his successful campaign with the CFL team BC Lions where he bagged the Most Outstanding Canadian award.

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