Mark Long of the AP is reporting on Saturday morning that Bortles will be the team's starting signal-caller when they take on the Houston Texans in two weeks. The news came from Head Coach Doug Marrone, ending a competition between Henne and Bortles for the starting job that began a week and a half ago.
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. Chad Henne will reportedly start for the Jags who take on the Carolina Panthers in their third preseason game. "I think we have to get ready".
The quarterback competition is officially on in Jacksonville.
"I am excited because (Thursday) will be an opportunity to see (Newton) out there with all the different players we brought in, all the different playmakers we believe we have", Rivera. For his career, Henne has thrown 58 touchdowns and 63 interceptions in 65 games. The team is poised for success; they just need a competent leader under center to earn their trust. "I think that's hard on whoever's playing quarterback".
"[Seeing] how well I thought that he handled that whole situation, so I think being able to see that definitely helped me in handling it". '"Those are the two options and you pick one and go". However, naming Henne as the starter is a move heavy with symbolism, and it bodes ill for Bortles's tenure in Jacksonville.
Marrone opened the job after Bortles turned in a flat performance against Tampa Bay in the preseason. I think our relationship, being supportive of him and obviously wanting the team to do well and be successful, is all I could really do.
Marrone went on to say that "I think Blake has the ability to extend plays for us, which I think is going to be helpful in what we have to get done". He's 5-17 as a starter for the Jaguars but has not appeared in a regular season game since he was benched in favor of Bortles in 2014.
"I'm not going to sit here and BS anyone".