A change at quarterback may be in the works for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Marrone chose to have the two compete for the starting job after another lackluster performance by Bortles in last week's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Everyone saw it out there.
"I'm just trying to find the best time", he said. "Whatever you want to call it, I'm still trying to evaluate who the best person is at that position".
A bad team shuffling one bad quarterback in place of another isn't huge news, but Bortles's stumble has been particularly sudden and steep.
He's completed 59.3 percent of his passes in his National Football League career (Dolphins, Jaguars) with 12,931 yards, 58 touchdowns, and 63 interceptions. When he does get those first team reps on Thursday, he needs to make the a lot of them and continue to do so. "I'll approach tomorrow as I treated yesterday and as I treated today".
Bortles, the Jaguars' starter since Week 4 of the 2014 season, started the first two 2017 preseason games and played four series with the starters in a Week 2 preseason loss to Tampa Bay last Thursday.
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"I'm not going to sit here and BS anyone". Samuel returned to this week to take part in team drills. The struggles of Blake Bortles forced head coach Doug Marrone to let Chad Henne get some playing time with the starters.
Marrone also announced that Bortles will get first-ream reps against the Panthers.
Bortles has had an up-and-down training camp - with the lowlight being a five-interception practice on the first day the team was in full pads - in what is a make-or-break season for him in Jacksonville. Bortles started making a lot of mistakes, the ship began to sink, and there was nobody to save it.
As much promise as Bortles once showed, he's regressed since he was a garbage time, fantasy hero two seasons ago with over 30 touchdowns. That amount is guaranteed for injury only, meaning that if Bortles were to suffer an injury that made him unable to pass a physical next year, the Jaguars would have to pay him that amount even if he can not play. The team picked up his fifth-year option in May, meaning that it is set to pay him $19 million in 2018, but the money is only guaranteed in the event of an injury.
Henne, 32, has played only one regular-season snap since Week 3 of the 2014 season. I told them what I'm looking for is, I'm looking for someone who is going to lead this offense.