Maybe the nine-day competition was good for quarterback Blake Bortles.
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said Bortles has been very good in practice during the three-day stretch since being renamed the starter on Saturday morning. So good, in fact, that Marrone said he has never seen Bortles better.
"I think he's doing a nice job," Marrone said Monday afternoon. "I really do. For me, personally, it's the best I've seen him."
Chad Henne is being given a shot by the coaching staff to win the starting job from the ineffective Blake Bortles.
He's Chad Henne.
2017 Bottom Line
Henne hasn't thrown a pass in a regular season game since 2014. There's a reason for that. He's decidedly average—at best. At his worst, or even below his best, he would be one of the worst starting quarterbacks in the NFL. Honestly, even if he wins the job, he's not worth a roster spot. He's not going to suddenly become a quality quarterback at 32.