Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles played well in his preseason debut on Friday night, leading coach Gus Bradley to say that the team may change plans to keep Bortles from playing with the first team until the final preseason game.
If they do make a change, it doesn’t sound like it will happen in the team’s second preseason game. The Jaguars face the Bears on Thursday and Bradley said on Saturday that no one should expect Bortles to take any snaps away from Chad Henne in the immediate future.
“I wouldn’t count on it this week,” Bradley said, via the Florida Times-Union.
Bradley found some mistakes in Bortles’ performance, but “not too many” and praised the rookie’s “good poise and good command” while assessing his overall performance. That poise and command isn’t shaking their commitment to letting Bortles start his career on the sideline, although more strong preseason work will make it much easier for the team to shift gears if they find Henne lacking come the regular season.