All of a sudden, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone has made it clear the quarterback job between Bortles and Chade Henne is wide open, as both players are scheduled to practice with the first team moving forward, but the team may even want to consider their options beyond these two.
"I'm looking for someone who is going to lead this offence", Marrone said. I'm not gonna sit here and B.S. anyone. Everyone saw it out there. "It's very simple: Who is the best person to put in that position?"
Although Bortles didn't deliver a disastrous final line Thursday, completing 8-of-13 passes for 65 yards with no touchdowns or picks, it clearly wasn't enough to convince Marrone that he's still the definite starter. The 2016 sixth round pick hasn't done anything to show the world he's the next Tom Brady, but if the 2017 season is a lost cause, why not see what you have in Allen, even if Doug Marrone is anxious about putting this much faith in a QB with no first team snaps?
Nat King Cole's grandson Robert Yancy found dead aged 39
It's worth noting that Marvin Yancy also died of a heart attack at age 34, so it could be heart disease runs in the family. Authorities who were asked to check on his welfare found Yancy dead Monday night at his home in the Sherman Oaks area.
Marrone added, on Bortles: "It's not like he's not the quarterback".
As for Bortles, he clearly wasn't happy with how he played. What it likely means is that Henne is the starter unless Bortles magically turns a corner next Thursday against Carolina. But he also has not thrown a regular season pass since 2014, and if he was legitimate competition for Bortles he surely would have taken over by now. "I told them what I'm looking for is I'm looking for someone that's gonna lead this offense". Brandon Allen went 10-for-14 for 144 yards and a touchdown against the Bucs' third- and fourth-teamers. He has completed 59 percent of his passes for 12,931 yards, with 58 touchdowns and 63 interceptions. "It felt real good to get into the end zone", said Martin.
A Jags fan wore a customized Kaepernick Jaguars jersey to Jacksonville's preseason Week 2 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday at EverBank Field. "I think you guys know how we feel about Blake", general manager Dave Caldwell said after the Jaguars failed to draft a quarterback. "So for me, I can't answer that question. I work with what we have".