Arizona Wildcats football: QB Scott signs free-agent deal with Jacksonville

2013-04-27T16:30:00Z 2013-04-27T20:29:45Z Arizona Wildcats football: QB Scott signs free-agent deal with JacksonvilleDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 27, 2013 4:30 pm  • 

Matt Scott is in the NFL--even if it wasn't the way he imagined it happening.

After not being selected in the NFL draft, which wrapped up today, Scott tweeted that he has signed a free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

There, he'll be reunited with former Arizona Wildcats QBs coach Frank Scelfo, who is now in that role with the Jags. 

Scott already seems to have found motivation from not being picked. After tweeting he signed with the Jaguars, Scott wrote, "Got a chip on my shoulder coming for someone's spot. #yougonelearntoday #jaguars."

The quarterback wasn't the only former Wildcat to quickly sign with a team after the draft. Center Kyle Quinn tweeted that he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, who are coached by former Oregon boss Chip Kelly.

Wide receiver Dan Buckner is also reportedly close to signing with the Arizona Cardinals.

Scott was projected as a late-round pick, anywhere from the fifth to seventh rounds, but was passed over.

All total, 11 quarterbacks were selected in the draft.

Scott wasn't alone. For the first time since 2005, no UA players were taken in the three-day, seven-round event. 

Arizona State also didn’t have a player selected. The last time the Sun Devils and Wildcats were shutout the same year in the draft was 1963.

Sabino's Lucas Reed, who played collegiately at New Mexico, has reportedly signed with the Denver Broncos.

Continue to check StarNet for updates. 

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

Contact Daniel at or by calling 573-4330. Follow him on Twitter @DSBerk.

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