Jaguars name Bortles the Week 1 starter against Texans

Its official, Blake Bortles will be the Jaguars starter heading into Week 1 against the Houston Texans.

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September 25, 2016; Jacksonville, FL; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) throws a pass. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA Today Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Blake Bortles their starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Houston Texans. Bortles has been the teams’ starting quarterback since he was drafted back in 2014. Going into his fourth year with the team, the pressure is on more than it ever was.

Bortles has struggled in the preseason and there was debates on whether or not he would be the starter. Now that he has been named the starter, what does this mean for the Jaguars?


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Now that the Jags have their starter, Doug Marrone is expecting results. The fact that Bortles is the Week 1 starter, he cannot take this chance for granted. He has been the opposite of a producing quarterback. With the building of the offense in offseason, Bortles should have more than enough chances to win more than three games this year.

I believed that Bortles would have been named the starter but not this early. If anything, the decision for who was going to be named the starter could’ve been sometime soon before the Jaguars first game. Now, the question is how this decision will affect their first game against the Texans.

With Bortles expected to be named the starter, the first game against the Texans should still be a great matchup between the two teams. With the Texans having a weak secondary, Bortles needs to seize the opportunities that he’ll have especially with a nice receiving core. Bortles gets another chance, but the pressure is on.

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