Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is progressing rapidly, and very much passing the eye test early in his first preseason. He looked good in a controlled scrimmage two weeks ago at EverBank Field, looked good again the preseason opener against Tampa Bay and looked good again Thursday in Chicago. That’s a lot of looking good. The Jaguars like how Bortles approaches preparation and game-planning, and he has progressed quicker than many around the organization expected. All good signs.
Bortles is starting to get a lot of attention. After two preseason games it’s obvious Bortles is very good throwing on the run. Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch has created situations to allow him to get outside the pocket, and Bortles has shown big-time accuracy outside the pocket. Looks like now the big question is how long does Chad Henne hold down the starting job. He's likely going to have to put up wins or there's a good chance we'll see Bortles sooner than later. From a fantasy perspective, Bortles could be worth owning as part of a committee or a QB2 in certain matchups. But keep in mind, there are a lot of live situations Bortles hasn't seen yet in games that he'll have to adjust to, however it's going to be hard to keep him out of the lineup it looks like.