Allen Hurns, WR, Jaguars
|WR||184.81||JAX||Active||1 year||22||6' 3||195|
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Unlike with Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota, the Jaguars didn't wait for an injury to get their first-round quarterback on the field; they had just seen enough of Chad Henne. After a 33-yard first half, Henne was benched in favor of No. 3 overall pick Blake Bortles.
Bortles entered the game against the Colts with the Jags trailing, 30-0. He played the entire second half and completed 14 of 24 passes for 223 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed a couple of times for 30 yards. After the game, head coach Gus Bradley announced that Bortles is now the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season.
That line looks pretty good for a rookie's first-ever half, but it's hard to judge Bortles' performance in a game that was so out of hand, against a defense that was playing loose. But hey, his two TDs were one more than the Jags scored with Henne in the previous nine quarters. Bortles has been drawing nearly non-stop praise from his coaches since training camp opened. Their initial plan was to have him "redshirt" this season, but Henne is not even a decent starting quarterback and was unable to keep the coaches from making a move. So, the future begins in Jacksonville. The 6-foot-5 and mobile Bortles shouldn't be owned outside of two-quarterback leagues, but at least he gives this entire offense more hope and potential than it ever had with Henne. Bortles' first start will be an especially tough task: Sunday versus the Chargers in San Diego.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/22 - Blake Bortles is Jaguars' starting QB
9/13 - Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts travels with team, still not expected to play Sunday
9/12 - Colts WR Reggie Wayne practices in full Friday
9/6 - UPDATE: Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts officially out Sunday
9/5 - Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts not practicing Friday, listed as questionable
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