- Field Yates, ESPN Insider
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles, the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, has been among the standout performers through two weeks of preseason action. And yet the Jaguars remain ardent in their stance for his role to begin 2014: As of now, he's the backup to veteran Chad Henne, who re-signed this offseason to serve as a bridge to the future.
While Bortles has undeniably shown flashes of promise, the Jaguars' approach is understandable and correct. Henne, not Bortles, should open the season as the starter. Here's why.
The right call for the Jaguars is to sit rookie QB Blake Bortles to start the season. Field Yates explains why and weighs in with notes from around the NFL.