Blake Bortles is again what he was 10 days ago:
The Jaguars’ starting quarterback.
Bortles, who started the Jaguars’ last 45 regular-season games before Head Coach Doug Marrone opened up the position following an August 17 preseason loss to Tampa Bay, will start the team’s 2017 regular-season opener at Houston on September 10.
The team announced the decision early Saturday morning.
Chad Henne started the Jaguars’ preseason loss to Carolina Thursday, playing five first-half series with the first-team offense. Bortles played five second-half series behind the first-team offensive line with many second-team skill-position players in the game.
Henne completed eight of 14 passes for 73 yards and no touchdowns with no interceptions. Bortles completed 12 of 16 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown with an interception.
Henne didn't play particularly well in his audition to be the starter, so the Jaguars are going to go with Bortles in Week 1. Despite back-to-back top 10 finishes, he's a very dicey draft pick given the uncertainty.