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There are a few annual rituals of late August. And by now behind to propagandize selling and relocating into dorm bedrooms is right adult there alongside shopping into fake wish for a Jacksonville Jaguars.
If you’re a fan of examination good football players do good football things, afterwards during slightest a tiny partial of we is failing while looking adult and down a Jaguars quarterback abyss chart. Thursday night your essence became a small darker too.
The Jaguars have a register filled with talent. Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye could fast turn a league’s best immature cornerback duo. Wide receiver Allen Robinson is only one year private for a 1,400-yard season, and conflicting him Allen Hurns was also stellar in a not-so apart past, hauling in 64 receptions for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015. Then there’s fourth-round collect Leonard Fournette, who’s set to anchor a backfield after recording 4,356 yards from struggle over 3 seasons during LSU.
That’s only fixing a few standouts from a register finally giving a unfortunate fan bottom something it’s craved from some time: hope. Sadly, it could all be wiped divided in a precipitate by a sad multiple of Chad Henne and Blake Bortles.
Bortles was finally private from his position as a reputed starter. He was wearing a headset instead of a helmet during a initial half Thursday night. All Henne had to do was equivocate a finish face plant, and he could amazingly take a pursuit from another Jaguars first-round pick.
His response? Henne finished only 57.1 percent of his pass attempts, and was sacked 3 times in one half of play opposite a Carolina Panthers. He did bond on one well-placed low round to Robinson for 37 yards. But even with that singular impulse of cunning tossed in he still averaged only 5.2 yards per throw.
The Jaguars have reached five-alarm standing with their quarterback situation. They have one passer in Henne who is a placeholder and mark starter during best, and another in Bortles who has thrown 16-plus interceptions in 3 true seasons.
Hey, we hear that Colin Kaepernick man is still avaliable.
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