The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Blake Bortles as the No. 3 overall pick, the first quarterback off the board, but the team is not counting on him to start in 2014.
Appearing on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Adam Shefter confirmed previous reports that the Jaguars wanted incumbent quarterback Chad Henne to start all 16 games next season.
“They do not want to put (Bortles) out there at all this season,” Schefter stated. “They want Henne to play, ideally, this entire season.”
It is debatable whether or not the Jaguars have a better chance to win right now with Bortles or Henne. Either way recent signing Toby Gerhart is going to get a lot of action in the Jaguars backfield if the team is to approach the 500 mark.
Signed to a two-year deal the Jaguars want Henne to mentor the younger Bortles.
In 15 games last season Henne completed 60.6-percent of his passes for 3.241 yards and 13 touchdowns while throwing 14 interceptions.