Quarterback-team divorces are rarely pretty. Starter struggles, is benched, made inactive and eventually cut. Or starter injured, doesn’t get his job back and requests trade.
Words are exchanged, feelings bruised and grudges held.

Just this year, there have been high-profile quarterback-team soap operas with Tampa Bay and the New York Jets and both were topped this week by the Mike Shanahan-Robert Griffin III fiasco in Washington.

But around EverBank Field the last six weeks, Blaine Gabbert has bounded through the locker room after practice with a smile on his face, spent extra time with offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch to review game and practice video, met with defensive coordinator Bob Babich about the scout team plays and chatted regularly with coach Gus Bradley about everything.

Gabbert hasn’t played a snap since injuring his hamstring at St. Louis on Oct. 6. Chad Henne gave the offense a lift and has helped the Jaguars turn a 0-8 start into their 4-9 record heading into Sunday’s game against Buffalo.

That has left Gabbert, the No. 10 pick in the 2011 draft, to spectate, his 5-22 record as a starter catapulting itself off his stat sheet.

Center Brad Meester, 36, will probably play his last Jaguars home game next Sunday and the same goes for Gabbert, who turned 24 on Oct. 15. The Jaguars are likely to draft a quarterback of the future in the 2014 draft and Henne could re-sign to serve as the temporary starter-turned-reliable reserve.