Blake Bortles In Danger Of Losing Starting Role?
At the conclusion of the Jaguars/Buccaneers game in Jacksonville, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said that “the job is up for grabs” for the starting quarterback role.
The term of Blake Bortles as a starting quarterback is slowly and possibly coming to a complete end. Blake Bortles performance from last season of his constant overshooting and undershooting his receivers is continuing to transition over to this season and in tonight’s game in Bortles did not due justice. Hell even in practice teammate Allen Robinson is losing some patience with Blake Bortles for his poor display of ball placement (VIDEO).
With only two weeks left in the preseason, it is do or die time for Blake Bortles if he wants to be named starting quarterback for the 2017 season. Chad Henne, who had a solid-enough performance against Tampa Bay is in full pursuit of Bortles and being named starter week one against Houston.
Update (August 18th): Multiple media and radio show outlets (in Jacksonville) has suggested that the team should release quarterback Blake Bortles. Blake Bortles contract for this season is 100% guaranteed to him all $3,236,565 of it. Blake Bortles is due a hefty undeserved payday in 2018 as he is due $19 million. The Jaguars can cut him and save the 19 million but if Bortles does get injured the entire $19 million is due to him. Letting him go will put Chad Henne as starter and former Arkansas and long time development piece in Brandon Allen as #2 to Henne.
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