“The Jaguars took care of business” said Rich Eisen to start Thursday’s post game coverage.
Really? One now 3-12 team dropping a equally sad foe to 2-13 on the year?
All the excitement aside that comes with a game ending sack I watched this game trying to figure out one question. Was Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall pick, capable of being built around or destined to be another bust in the history of the Jaguars?
In four words: I have no idea.
Bortles looked calm and able to step up in the pocket at times during Thursday’s game but overall he looked shaky, like a rookie and often left me wanting more.
Overall Bortles was a mere 13-of-26 for 115 yards and a touchdown. Yes you read that right – 115 yards against a team ranked 18th in the NFL against the pass who had allowed 239.1 yards per game. His biggest contributions oddly enough came on the ground where he totaled 50 yards including a nifty 19 yard gain where he could have been mistaken for the likeness of Johnny Manziel.
Sure the Jaguars won – or lost if you take into account that they will now draft behind the Titans – but what did we really see out of Blake Bortles?
The Jaguars will have to turn to him next season from the start. Whether or not he is the long term answer is still out for debate.