Blake Bortles named Jaguars starter for Week 1 vs. Texans

27 August, 2017, 00:35 | Author: Nora May
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Because the team picked up Bortles' fifth-year option, which would pay him $19.053 million in 2018, it seemed likely that he would be cut had the Jaguars opted to go with Henne as the full-time starter.

Marrone had benched Bortles after a lackluster performance in an August 17 loss to Tampa Bay, as the quarterback continued to struggle with turnovers - he had a five-interception practice. Jacksonville can avoid paying out that large contract by cutting ties with Bortles right now. It may be a good idea to get him some reps with the first team in the third preseason game to see how he fares next to Chad Henne.

Henne is one of the highest paid backups in the league, but his career numbers are pretty unimpressive, to say the least.

Jacksonville had all offseason to figure out the quarterback situation. He finished the game 6-10 with 44 yards.

Preseason games don't mean much, and it's sure not worth it to risk injury in one. He also led the team to its only touchdown of the night, a four-yard pass to fullback Marquez Williams. Granted, he has been going up against second and third-string talent, but nonetheless Allen has shown some positive signs as a young quarterback.

After watching Bortles struggle last week against Tampa Bay, Marrone opened up the quarterback competition and did not announce a starter until Wednesday night.

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"I just think that I had enough information", Marrone said.

Marrone said Bortles and Henne handled the depth chart shake up with professionalism, supporting each other despite the competition.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are sticking with Blake Bortles-for now. Over the last three seasons, he has thrown for 11,241 passing yards, 69 touchdowns, and 51 interceptions.

Marrone said the offensive line's performance factored into the decision to shift the more mobile Bortles back into the starting role.

Over seven series in the second half, Bortles went 12 of 16 for 125 yards and one touchdown. He was the team's sixth-round pick in the 2016 draft out of Arkansas and has never thrown a pass in the regular season.



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