Blake Bortles Faces Immediate Pressure to Develop into a Franchise Quarterback

June 30, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Blake Bortles has spent his offseason tinkering with everything. His mechanics. His weight. His process. Resting his overused his arm. Pretty much anything you can think of that could lead to a different result than being, empirically, the worst quarterback in the NFL. 
For Jacksonville? They're in the same spot they were in the last time this happened, where the team was hoping Blaine Gabbert could turn it around after an abysmal rookie season. When you invest so much draft capital in a player, it's hard to admit he's not the future after just one season.
At the same time, this is a head coaching regime that desperately needs results. It's not going to be easy to sell another 4-12 record to ownership with the tagline, "Well, Bortles flopped, but we still have some interesting young players." 
That's why you saw the Jaguars go as hard as they did this offseason. Where they went after running back DeMarco Murray. Where they spent large sums of money on tack...

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