Jake Luton
No. 6 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1996-04-11) April 11, 1996 (age 26)
Marysville, Washington
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Marysville Pilchuck
(Marysville, Washington)
College:Idaho (2014-2015)
Ventura (2016)
Oregon State (2017-2019)
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 6 / Pick: 189
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
TDINT:2–6
Passing yards:624
Completion percentage:54.5
Passer rating:54.5
Rushing yards:13
Rushing touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jake Luton (born April 11, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL).[1] He played college football at Oregon State and was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Early years

Born and raised in Marysville, Washington, Luton played football and baseball at Marysville-Pilchuck High school and graduated in 2014.[2] He was a two star recruit and committed to the University of Idaho in Moscow.[3][4] At the time, the Vandals were an FBS program in the Sun Belt Conference under second-year head coach Paul Petrino.

College career

Idaho

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2014, Luton played in eight games in 2015, threw for 408 yards, and ran for five touchdowns.[5] In June 2016, he announced his departure from Idaho.[6]

Ventura College

Luton transferred to two-year Ventura College in Southern California for his redshirt sophomore season in 2016.[7] In eleven games, he threw for 3,551 yards and forty touchdowns.[8]

Oregon State

Luton transferred to Oregon State University in Corvallis, led by third-year head coach Gary Andersen, and won the starting quarterback job in 2017.[9] He suffered a back injury, which ended his season after starting just four games.[10] Luton was granted a sixth year of eligibility after his fifth-year senior season in 2018.[11] He started eleven games in 2019, throwing for 28 touchdowns with just three interceptions.[12]

Statistics

Season Team GP Passing
Cmp Att Pct Yards TD Int
2015 Idaho 8 51 80 63.8 403 1 4
2016 Ventura 11 261 462 56.5 3,551 40 15
2017 Oregon State 4 83 135 61.5 853 4 4
2018 Oregon State 8 140 224 62.5 1,660 10 4
2019 Oregon State 11 222 358 62.0 2,714 28 3
Career 42 757 1,259 60.1 9,181 83 30

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span Wonderlic
6 ft 6+18 in
(1.98 m)
224 lb
(102 kg)
31+34 in
(0.81 m)
10+38 in
(0.26 m)
33
All values from NFL Combine[13]

Jacksonville Jaguars

Luton was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round with the 189th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.[14]

On November 2, 2020, it was announced that Luton would make his first career start in Week 9 against the Houston Texans due to starter Gardner Minshew being out with a thumb injury.[15][16] He completed 26 of 38 passes for 304 yards with one touchdown and one interception, as well as a 13-yard rushing score, in the Jaguars' 27–25 loss.[17] A day after the Texans game it was announced that Luton would fill in for Minshew again in Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers.[18] He completed 18 of 35 passes for 169 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Jaguars' 24–20 loss.[19] Luton was named the starter again in Week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[20] Luton had his worst performance yet against the Steelers, completing 16 of 37 passes for 151 yards with no touchdowns and four interceptions in the Jaguars' 27–3 loss.[21] On November 25, 2020, the Jaguars announced they benched Luton for Mike Glennon due to his recent struggles.[22][23]

On August 31, 2021, Luton was waived as part of the final roster cuts.[24]

Seattle Seahawks

On September 2, 2021, Luton signed with the Seattle Seahawks.[25] He was waived on September 28, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad.[26][27] Luton was activated on October 10 following an injury to Russell Wilson. He was released and resigned to the practice squad after the Seahawks signed Jacob Eason on October 21.[28] He was released on November 15.[29]

Miami Dolphins

On November 17, 2021, Luton was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad.[30]

Jacksonville Jaguars (second stint)

On February 11, 2022, Luton signed a reserve/future contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[31]

NFL statistics

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacks Fumbles
GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD Sck SckY Fum Lost
2020 JAX 3 3 60 110 54.5 473 6.5 2 6 54.5 1 13 13.0 1 7 52 2 0
Career 3 3 60 110 54.5 473 6.5 2 6 54.5 1 13 13.0 1 5 34 2 0

References

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  2. ^ "Jake Luton's High School Baseball Stats". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Jake Luton, Marysville Pilchuck , Pro-Style Quarterback". 247Sports. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  4. ^ Krueger, David (October 29, 2013). "Marysville Pilchuck's Luton commits to Idaho". HeraldNet.com. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  5. ^ "Jake Luton – Football". University of Idaho Athletics. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  6. ^ "QB Jake Luton leaves Vandals". The Spokesman-Review. June 9, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "Former Idaho quarterback transfers to Ventura College". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  8. ^ "Jake Luton | #7 | QB | Ventura – Ventura College Athletics". www.vcweplayhard.com. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  9. ^ Lawson, Theo (September 13, 2017). "Jake Luton's roundabout path leads him back to the Palouse – this time as a starting QB in the Pac-12". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
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  16. ^ Sullivan, Tyler (November 2, 2020). "Jaguars expected to start rookie QB Jake Luton in Week 9, replacing Gardner Minshew". CBSSports.com. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
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  19. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars at Green Bay Packers - November 15th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  20. ^ Saunders, Alan (November 22, 2020). "Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew II Out vs. Steelers with Thumb Injury". Steelers Now. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  21. ^ Murphy, Ben. "Jake Luton struggles in Jaguars 9th straight loss". firstcoastnews.com. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  22. ^ "Jaguars QB Mike Glennon to start Sunday against Browns". NFL.com. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  23. ^ Smith, Michael David (November 25, 2020). "Mike Glennon to start for Jaguars". ProFootballTalk. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  24. ^ Reid, John (August 31, 2021). "Jaguars trim roster to 53 players, WR Phillip Dorsett among cuts". Jacksonville.com. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  25. ^ Boyle, John (September 2, 2021). "Seahawks Sign QB Jake Luton, Add CB Michael Jackson To Practice Squad". Seahawks.com.
  26. ^ Boyle, John (September 28, 2021). "Seahawks Sign DT Robert Nkemdiche; Waive QB Jake Luton". Seahawks.com.
  27. ^ Boyle, John (September 29, 2021). "Seahawks Place TE Gerald Everett On Reserve/COVID-19 List, Sign Three To Practice Squad". Seahawks.com.
  28. ^ "Jake Luton: Reverted to practice squad". CBSSports.com. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  29. ^ Williams, Tony (November 15, 2021). "Seahawks Release QB Jake Luton From PS, Sign TE Tyler Mabry". NFLTradeRumors.co. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  30. ^ "Roster Moves: Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves - Week 11". MiamiDolphins.com. November 17, 2021.
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