After an incredibly poor couple of weeks for Jaguars QB Blake Bortles, that was capped off by a meltdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week two of the preseason, the Jaguars opened up the starting QB job for competition.
Head Coach Doug Marrone told the media early this week that the announcement on who would start against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night wouldn't come until the night before the game.
Well, it's the night before the game and Doug Marrone held true to his word. With no indication as who the starter would be throughout the week, it was first reported by Ryan O'Halloran that Chad Henne would be the starter for the Jaguars in the ever important third preseason game (No, I'm not kidding about a preseason game being important - week 3 of the preseason is when starters generally play well into the third quarter).
Henne hasn't started a game in the NFL since week three of the 2014 season when he was benched at half time in favor of Blake Bortles. Now, the roles have been reversed as Henne will be replacing Bortles in the starting lineup against the vaunted Panthers defense. Henne has a career TD-INT ratio of 58-63, which certainly doesn't inspire much confidence in the 32 year old QB. But Henne has played extremely strong over the past couple of weeks and will have the better toys to play with as the Jaguars starter this time around.
Blake Bortles, while not the starter, will still get plenty of time with the starters in week three.
Are you excited to see Chad Henne in the starting lineup?
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