The Jacksonville Jaguars are sticking with quarterback Blake Bortles as the starter, the team announced Monday evening.
Coach Doug Marrone benched Bortles early in the second half of Sunday's 20-7 home loss to Houston following his second lost fumble for backup Cody Kessler.
"I believe he gives us the best opportunity to win," Marrone said Monday. The Jaguars face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday morning in London.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Monday that Kessler will see reps this week in practice with the starting offense, and Bortles will be on "a short leash" for Sunday's game.