Jake Luton

Jacksonville Jaguars
Quarterback #6
Jacksonville Jaguars
Quarterback #6

Jake Luton News

Reunites with Jags

Jacksonville signed Luton to a reserve/future contract Friday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Analysis: Luton, who joined the NFL as a 2020 sixth-round pick of the Jaguars, most recently spent time on Miami's practice squad. Now, the 25-year-old signal-caller can prepare to spend the offseason continuing his development in a familiar situation.

Feb 11, 2022 7:55 AM EST

Joins Miami practice squad

Luton signed a deal to join Miami's practice squad on Wednesday.

Analysis: After getting cut loose from Seattle, Luton will now join Miami's practice squad, as starter Tua Tagovailoa has been battling injuries all season long. Expect the quarterback to stay on the Dolphins' practice squad unless they face any injuries in their QB room.

Nov 17, 2021 6:46 PM EST

Cut loose by Seattle

Luton was released from the Seahawks practice squad Monday, John Boyle of Seahawks.com reports.

Analysis: Luton was dropped from the practice squad to make room for the addition of Tyler Mabry. Now that Russell Wilson is back from injury, the Seahawks no longer have a need for another quarterback behind Wilson, Geno Smith and Jacob Eason.

Nov 15, 2021 8:33 PM EST

Reverted to practice squad

Luton was moved back to the Seahawks' practice squad Tuesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: The quarterback has been elevated to the active roster two consecutive weeks to serve as the backup to Geno Smith, but now will have to be signed to the 53 man roster if he is asked to backup again. Russell Wilson (finger) is nearing a return, but can't be activated until Nov. 14, so Luton or the recently signed Jacob Eason could serve as the second option at QB for the Seahawks in Week 8 versus the Jaguars.

Oct 26, 2021 3:43 PM EST

Promoted to back up Geno

Luton was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad Monday and will back up Geno Smith in Monday's game against the Saints, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Seattle claimed fellow quarterback Jacob Eason off waivers last week, but Eason's still familiarizing himself with the playbook, leaving Luton as Smith's backup for a second consecutive week. Luton didn't make a strong first impression after being selected in the sixth round of the 2020 draft by the Jaguars, going 0-3 with an ugly 2:6 TD:INT as a rookie for Jacksonville.

Oct 25, 2021 1:56 PM EST

Sent back to practice squad

Luton reverted to the Seahawks' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transactions report.

Analysis: Luton was elevated for Sunday's loss to the Steelers, in which he operated as Geno Smith's backup, but he didn't ultimately see the field. If the Seahawks don't explore other options at backup quarterback, Luton could bump to the active roster again Oct. 25 versus the Saints.

Oct 19, 2021 9:04 AM EST

Slots in as backup

Luton was elevated to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: With Russell Wilson (finger) sidelined indefinitely, Geno Smith will take over as the starter with Luton slated to act as his backup. A sixth-round pick in 2020, the 25-year-old started three games for the Jaguars last season posting a woeful 624 yards (5.7 YPA), two touchdowns and six interceptions across 110 attempts.

Oct 16, 2021 1:08 PM EST

Lands on practice squad

Luton cleared waivers Thursday and signed with the Seahawks' practice squad, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Luton started three games for the Jaguars last season and completed 55 percent of his passes for 624 yards (5.7 YPA), two touchdowns and six interceptions. The 2020 sixth-round pick has a big arm and will look to fine-tune his skills while on the same practice field as Russell Wilson.

Sep 30, 2021 4:31 PM EST

Waived by Seattle

The Seahawks waived Luton on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Luton was waived by Jacksonville ahead of the initial 53-man roster deadline, but he was quickly scooped up by Seahawks. He spent the first three weeks of the season on Seattle's practice squad, but the 2020 sixth-round pick will have to find an opportunity to develop elsewhere.

Sep 28, 2021 2:06 PM EST

Inked by Seattle

The Seahawks signed Luton on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Luton was waived by Jacksonville on Tuesday, but he didn't have to wait long to find a new opportunity in Seattle. The team cut quarterback Sean Mannion in a corresponding move. A 2020 sixth-round pick, Luton will get a chance to develop behind Geno Smith and Russell Wilson.

Sep 1, 2021 11:37 AM EST

Done in Jacksonville

The Jaguars waived Luton on Tuesday.

Analysis: Luton, a 2020 sixth-round pick, may be in play for a practice squad spot if he clears waivers unclaimed. In three appearances as a rookie, he threw two touchdowns to go with six interceptions.

Aug 31, 2021 1:27 PM EST

Activated by Jacksonville

Luton (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, John Reid of the Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Luton spent a week on the COVID-19 list after he tested positive for the virus, but he'll return to the team after he missed the first few days of practice. The 25-year-old recorded 624 passing yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions as a rookie in 2020.

Aug 1, 2021 8:20 PM EST

Placed on COVID-19 list

The Jaguars placed Luton (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Luton returned a positive COVID-19 test, and he'll now have to begin following the NFL's related protocols, which includes isolating from contact. As a rookie in 2020, Luton appeared in three games, throwing two touchdowns and six interceptions.

Jul 22, 2021 2:25 PM EST

Appears in three games

Luton completed 60 of 110 passes for 624 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions while recording one carry for a 13-yard touchdown in three games this season.

Analysis: The rookie sixth-round pick received a surprising opportunity to start after Gardner Minshew went down with an injury, but he failed to take advantage of the opportunity. Luton and Minshew are the only quarterbacks under contract for next season, but Jacksonville is poised to take a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick during the 2021 NFL Draft. Luton figures to be fighting for a roster spot in training camp.

Jan 5, 2021 8:54 PM EST

Inactive Week 13

Luton (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Minnesota.

Analysis: The 24-year-old lost out on the starting job to Mike Glennon last week, and he's now been replaced as the top backup with Gardner Minshew (thumb) cleared to play. Luton struggled in his three appearances this season, completing 60 of 110 passes for two touchdowns and six interceptions, while also adding a 13-yard rushing touchdown. He'll likely remain a healthy scratch if the other two quarterbacks remain healthy the rest of the season.

Dec 6, 2020 8:42 AM EST

Headed for backup role

Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday that Luton will be bypassed for the start at quarterback Week 12 against the Browns in favor of Mike Glennon, the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: The rookie sixth-round pick had started each of the past three games in place of an injured Gardner Minshew (thumb) and proved remarkably inefficient, completing only 54.5 percent of his throws for 5.7 yards per attempt while tossing two touchdowns against six interceptions. Even with the 1-9 Jaguars in evaluation mode at this stage of the season, Marrone decided he had seen enough from the rookie and will instead hope that Glennon -- who will be making his first start since 2017 -- can provide some semblance of stability under center. Minshew, meanwhile, hasn't quite healed from the multiple fractures and sprained ligament in his right thumb and won't be available as anything more than a backup against Cleveland, but Marrone is hopeful the second-year signal-caller can take back the starting role Dec. 6 in Minnesota if he can resume throwing fully by next week.

Nov 25, 2020 6:35 AM EST

Turbulent outing against Steelers

Luton completed 16 of 37 attempts for 151 passing yards, throwing no touchdowns and committing four interceptions during Sunday's 27-3 loss to Pittsburgh. He also fumbled but recovered the loose ball himself.

Analysis: In what may have been a predictable outcome in a matchup against Pittsburgh's vaunted defense, the rookie signal-caller was a turnover machine in his third career start. He was capable of keeping the Jaguars competitive against the Texans and Packers over his first two appearances Weeks 9 and 10, losing by a combined six points, but Sunday he was overwhelmed by the Steelers. After putting in a week of limited practices before ultimately being deemed inactive, Gardner Minshew (thumb) may be ready to retake the starting reigns next Sunday against the Browns.

Nov 22, 2020 5:39 PM EST

Making third straight start

Coach Doug Marrone confirmed Monday that Luton will receive a third straight start at quarterback Week 11 versus the Steelers, Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL Jacksonville reports.

Analysis: After missing the Jaguars' past two games, Gardner Minshew (thumb) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest, but John Shipley of SI.com relays that the signal-caller was only able to throw on a limited basis this week. As such, Minshew doesn't look as though he'll be anything more than an emergency backup if active Week 11, giving Luton at least one more opportunity to potentially stake his claim to a permanent starting role. Luton surpassed 300 passing yards in his NFL debut Week 9 in a loss to Houston, but he struggled to navigate windy conditions in Green Bay in Week 10, completing only 18 of 35 attempts for 169 yards, a touchdown and an interception. A matchup with a tough Pittsburgh defense isn't an ideal spot for Luton to post dramatically better numbers Week 11.

Nov 20, 2020 12:24 PM EST

Keeps team competitive at Lambeau

Luton completed 18 of 35 pass attempts with 169 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 24-20 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Luton absorbed three sacks during the Week 10 defeat while committing a giveaway for a second straight outing, but he once again proved capable of keeping the Jaguars competitive in a matchup against a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback. Last Sunday against Deshaun Watson and the Texans, Luton and Jacksonville fell by only two points, and on the road in Green Bay, the rookie had his team ahead by three in the fourth quarter. The sixth-round draft choice moves to 0-2 as a starter, though there may be a case for him to keep his job once Gardner Minshew (thumb) returns from injury. Minshew had dropped his past six starts before suffering the injury, with Jacksonville losing by double digits in four of those outings. Next up for the Jaguars is a home game against the vaunted Pittsburgh defense.

Nov 15, 2020 3:22 PM EST

Will get starting nod at Lambeau

Luton will start in place of Gardner Minshew (thumb) during Sunday's matchup against the Packers.

Analysis: Minshew remains unable to resume throwing activities, situating the sixth-round rookie for a showdown with MVP frontrunner Aaron Rodgers. Luton will face an uphill battle in attempting to lead the 1-7 Jaguars to an upset win over the 6-2 Packers, but he could be capable of posting another respectable statistical outing after completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 304 yards, one touchdown and one interception last Sunday against the Texans. Green Bay ranks 22nd in pass defense DVOA, surrendering 280-plus yards through the air in four of its past five games.

Nov 15, 2020 8:55 AM EST

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