I’ve developed a bit of a habit ripping Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, but I still feel justified in doing so.
He’s not a starting-caliber quarterback, and I’m not sure he’d even secure a backup role on many teams out there. Yet, for some reason, the Jaguars picked up Bortles’ fifth-year option on his rookie deal, keeping him in town through 2018.
Bortles flashed some signs of brilliance in 2015, although he still led the NFL with 18 interceptions.
Jacksonville is obviously hoping Bortles returns to this sort of form, but one has to feel patience is running thin.
Perhaps the NFL Draft pickup of former LSU running back Leonard Fournette changes the offensive makeup a bit. But the Jags’ situation under center heading into this season is still very bad.