An early focus for the Jaguars' new OC Greg Olson and quarterbacks coach Nathaniel Hackett was how Blake Bortles held the football and how it left his hand. They felt Bortles held the ball too low, leaving him susceptible to being stripped. And then the follow-through – making sure he has a more consistent spin on his throws, which will produce a tighter spiral.
“He’s done a great job of cleaning up his mechanics,” Olson said. “He’s very hard on himself and critical of himself but he recognizes what needs to be fixed and he’s able to do that. A lot of guys aren’t able to do that.”
Bortles averaged 12.0 fantasy points per game, which led to a #24 finish at his position. He's a passer who could make a leap in his second season if the Jaguars can give him time to throw and he can clean up his fundamentals. The receiving corps is young but talented, with Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns all capable of producing when given the opportunity. The team signed Julius Thomas to provide a dangerous weapon at tight end. Bortles averaged nearly 30 yards rushing, so he offers some baseline production as a runner.