If the Jaguars wanted to insulate Blake Bortles from the pressure of playing as a rookie, he’s making it harder for them to justify.
The third-overall pick in the draft was sharp in his debut for the Jaguars, going 7-of-11 for 117 yards in relief of starter Chad Henne.
Granted, it’s one portion of one preseason game, but that’s enough to create hope for Jaguars fans.
The team has insisted that Henne was the starter this year and Bortles was going to be given time to develop. It’s wise and it’s prudent and it’s probably best for him and none of that is going to matter if the promising Jags start 1-4.
With a performance like his Friday night, it’s only going to make that harder to sell patience, when the perfectly functional (and that’s not a complete insult) Henne hits his ceiling.