QB Blake Bortles finally took his long-awaited reps with the Jaguars’ first-team offense on Monday.
It didn’t last long.
Bortles took three snaps during an 11-on-11 red zone period and coach Gus Bradley said he was pleased with the way the rookie quarterback handled himself. That was just as important as the result of the plays.
"I think the speed of the game, it was good for him to see that," Bradley said. "I was sitting back there and I thought it was really good for him to go against the ones like that to get a feel for the speed, to get a feel for the rush.
"Sitting back there and watching it, I just felt like that was good for him."
It's a start for Bortles who is still fully expected to sit behind Chad Henne once the season starts.