This offseason and training camp have felt more like an episode of the Twilight Zone than an NFL football team preparing for a season, and here we have another twist.
Doug Marrone announced Saturday morning that Blake Bortles would be the team's starter against Houston.
After being benched in favor of Chad Henne in the third and most important preseason game Blake Bortles has regained his title as the team's starting QB.
Bortles has been up and down this training camp. When he's been up he's been decent, but when he's been down he's been absolutely atrocious. Neither he or Chad Henne looked overly impressive against the Panthers in the Jaguars preseason week 3 loss.
Now, he'll be the team's opening day starter against a Houston Texans defense that boasts one of the most fearsome defensive lines in all of football. One aspect of Bortles game that is favorable against such an explosive defensive line is his ability to escape the pocket and make something out of a busted play - he might need to do that early and often with the Jaguars pitiful offensive line play in camp so far.
Blake Bortles has never beaten the Texans. How long will BB5 remain the starter? My guess is the leash will be very, very short.
Keep in mind that if Bortles goes down with an injury and can't pass a physical by next March then the team is stuck with him and his $19 million salary in 2018.
Are you excited to see Bortles back under center?
Let us know in the comments below
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