For the past week, Nathan Rourke was seen to be shifting between acceptance and refusal regarding joining up with the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to Farhan Lalji of TSN, the Victoria, British Columbia resident has finally managed to clear all hurdles and will join the Jaguar’s practice team. Incidentally, Rourke is a quarterback in Canada.
According to online gaming news, Rourke inked a deal that made him a part of the 53-player squad as an emergency third quarterback a short while back. This was before the Jaguar’s game, where they were up against the New Orleans Saints. Rourke remained present but was not able to take part in the game.
Rourke, a student of Ohio University, finished 23 passes from a total of 35 for 348 yards. To his credit, he had one touchdown and no blocks whatsoever. This is pertaining to three pre-season games. He, however, was unable to take on the seasoned C J Beathard for the second position, which remained with Trevor Lawrence.
Rourke inked a three-year deal with the Jaguars following the completion of the 2022 season under the umbrella of the CFL’s BC Lions. Here, he finished 255 out of 324 passes for 3,349 yards. To his credit, he had 25 touchdowns and 10 blocks. He managed to cover 304 yards and 7 touchdowns, obtaining the title of the league’s top Canadian player.