Three years into his NFL tenure, Blake Bortles doesn’t have much to show for his name. The Jacksonville Jaguars have done what they could to surround him with talent, but after drafting running back Leonard Fournette, alongside wideouts Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson and tight end Marcedes Lewis, there’s no turning back for the former No. 3 overall pick.
He’s thrown 17, 18 and 16 interceptions over the past three seasons, respectively, and that’s unacceptable for new head coach Doug Marrone and Co:
Despite his rough first three years in the league (11-34), the Jaguars saw enough to pick up Bortles’ fifth-year option — a whopping $19 million deal in 2018. That’s supreme confidence in a quarterback who hasn’t finished outside of the top five players in interceptions each of his three years. With Chad Henne and Brandon Allen in reserve, it wouldn’t be a total shock to see the Jags pack it up if Bortles struggles early and focus on a stacked quarterback class of 2018.