Blake Bortles was a promising, young quarterback after his breakout 2015 season, but he may not even be the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Week 1 starter just two years later.

After a brutal preseason performance on Thursday where he missed a wide-open Allen Robinson III by a mile twice, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone told media he hasn’t picked a starting quarterback.

That’s right. Bortles may lose his starting job to this guy.

Remember, the Jags passed on Clemson star Deshaun Watson — who had a solid preseason debut last week with the Texans — in this year’s draft because they thought they could win a Super Bowl with Bortles as their starter.

During the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game, ESPN analyst Jon Gruden hinted that the Jaguars’ quarterback problems regarding Bortles run even deeper than what appears on the surface.

“If a team doesn’t believe he should be the guy, it can be a big problem for you.”

Two short months ago, we asked if Bortles could still salvage his NFL career. That’s looking less and less likely by the day.


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