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Jags want to take it slow with Bortles, but he's making the case to start now

August 15, 2014
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When the Jacksonville Jaguars selected UCF quarterback Blake Bortles with thethird overall pick in the 2014 draft, most people expected that Bortles would start sooner than later. After all, the recent NFL trend has been for highly-drafted passers to start right away -- from Cam Newton to Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck to Russell Wilson, many great quarterback situations began from Day 1.

It was surprising then, when it was suggested that Bortles would essentially sit out his first season. It was surprising because Chad Henne was the only guy Bortles had to beat out to start; it was surprising because the Jaguars are not realistically in contention for a 2014 playoff berth; and it was surprising because more and more, NFL teams are meeting their young quarterbacks halfway when it comes to the offenses they want those quarterbacks to run in the pros, and the games they ran in college.

READ MORE: http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/08/15/blake-bortles-jacksonville-jaguars-chad-henne


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