The Jags are the first “X” on your who won’t make the playoffs slate. Two problems, though: Shorts is young and inexpensive, meaning the Pats would have to pay. He might cost a pair of No. 2s or a 2 and a 3. In that case, he’d better be a difference-maker.
You have to figure, with Brady and what he’s got right now to throw to, all three would make a difference.
Are Belichick and the Pats willing to take the risk? The season probably depends on it.