Jags QB Blake Bortles enters this year's camp with a clear mind.
That should be good news for the Jaguars' offense. Bortles had a rough rookie season in 2014. He threw for 11 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions, then spent the entire offseason reworking his throwing motion (he shortened his windup and lengthened his follow-through) and cleaning up fundamentals. That helped him make a significant leap in his second season, when he set franchise records in attempts (606), completions (355), passing yards (4,428) and passing touchdowns (35).
Earlier this month, Bortles spent six days in California with throwing coach Tom House, who helped him the previous offseason, but only to fine-tune a few things. He spent the rest of the offseason throwing with receivers in town, seeking advice from quarterbacks such as Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers. The fantasy community is expecting Bortles to regress in his third season due to his outrageous share of total touchdowns (taking part in 37 of the team’s 40 offensive touchdowns), the addition of Chris Ivory as a short yardage threat and a boatload of free agency money and draft picks thrown at the defensive side of the ball. Still, as the 10th or 11th QB off the board, he’s a solid pick given his weapons in the receiving game.