The next time the Jacksonville Jaguars call, quarterback Jake Luton may want to just let it go to voicemail. He pretty much knows how it’s going to go by now.
Luton, who was released by the Jaguars in mid-August only to be re-signed eight days later has now been released a second time this offseason. It’s also the third time overall that Jacksonville has parted ways with the 26-year-old.
The Jaguars announce they have claimed K Jake Verity off of waivers from the Indianapolis Colts and waived QB Jake Luton and LB Grant Morgan. Looks like it’s going to be only EJ Perry at QB against Atlanta on Saturday with backup CJ Beathard not expected to play.
— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) August 26, 2022
Luton was originally drafted by the Jaguars in the sixth round with the 189th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Oregon State. He made his first career start that season against the Houston Texans when Gardner Minshew was injured, completing 26 of 38 passes for 304 yards for one touchdown while also rushing for another score in a 27-25 loss. He would go on to appear in two more games that season, finishing 60-of-110 for 473 yards, two passing touchdowns, one rushing score, and six interceptions.
The Jaguars waived Luton in August 2021 and he quickly signed with the Seattle Seahawks, spending the next few months on their practice squad before being cut. The Miami Dolphins picked him up for their practice squad for the remainder of the year. This past February, he signed a reserve/future contract to return to Jacksonville.
The Jaguars waived Luton once more to make room for kicker Jake Verity. The team is in desperate need of a kicker after finding itself without one last week.
Luton made two preseason appearances this season, completing 22-of-38 passes for 186 yards and an interception. Cutting him leaves Jacksonville with three quarterbacks on their roster heading into the season, Trevor Lawrence, CJ Beathard, and EJ Perry.