Jacksonville Jaguars Benched Blake Bortles In a week 7 game after his second fumble of the game, Houston Texans set up for a simple touchdown to take a 20-0 lead. Taking over Jaguar in the beginning of the third quarter was the former Cleveland Brown’s quarterback Cody Kessler.
Bortles completed only six of 12 passes 61 meters against the Texans before he was benched and Jaguar’s crash was closed in the first half for a third consecutive week. He threw four missions in a 30-14 loss to Kansas City Chiefs in week 5 and managed to throw only 149 yards in a 40-7 loss to Dallas Cowboys in week 6.
The bench comes only a few hours after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning that the jaguar is not interested in shopping for a quarterback to challenge Bortles:
The Jaguars believe that the quarterback position is the least of its problems. Worried about them is the fact that they have been one of the most injured teams in the league. Major offensive players such as runner-up Leonard Fournette and Corey Grant, broad recipient Marqise Lee, close Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul close offensive and offensive thanks Cam Robinson and Josh Wells all have missed significant time to hurt or be out for the season.
Bortles once again treated the fight for his supportive pitch against the Texans. Keelan Cole had two early drops and the offensive line did not keep Bortles clean. But he did not make the Jaguars break any favors either and his pair fumbles were costly.
Kessler saw limited in action 2017, but began eight matches during his rookie year with Browns 2016. He finished that season with six touchdowns, two interceptions and a 92.3 passing grade.
Bortles received an extension in the offseason that holds him under contract until 2021 and would make it expensive to share ways with the quarterback in the offseason. Cutting him would save the Jaguars only $ 4.5 million by 2019 and sifted the team with $ 16.5 million in dead money. There is the opportunity to save 18 million dollars to 2020 cap space.