Is Blake Bortles the franchise quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars?

The third overall pick in 2014 is not living up to the hype as a top three draft pick. Did the Jaguars make the wrong move to pick Bortles as their future?

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Jan 3, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) throws the ball during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

When the Jaguars drafted Blake Bortles number three overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, there was high expectations of him. He was considered as the future for the organization. Now he may not be back in Jacksonville after this upcoming season. He hasn’t led the Jags to the postseason and the Jags have won no more than five games a season under Bortles. Now, it is up in the air of whether or not Bortles will be their future.


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I think Bortles can produce. He has size and he loves to throw the ball. Having young receivers in Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns gives Bortles to make plays. Why isn’t he throwing all over defenses’ then? People have their opinions on Bortles. I think that he can be great but it won’t be for the Jaguars if he doesn’t show his true game this season.

Bortles had his best season in 2015 when he passed for 4,428 yards, 35 touchdowns and 18 interceptions while completing 58.6 percent of his passes. If he can keep the turnovers limited and find a way to throw more touchdowns that interceptions then he can make the Jags compete. Only having eleven career wins going into his fourth year is unacceptable.

If Bortles doesn’t show that he is worthy of being the future for the Jags, Jacksonville should start looking somewhere else. He needs to show that he can play and needs to make a big improvement this year. If he has another average season then his time could be up.

 

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