The good news for the Eagles is that the Jaguars are an even bigger mess than them right now.
Jacksonville is going back to Blake Bortles, head coach Doug Marrone said in a statement released by the team. He’ll start Sunday against the Eagles in London.
Jaguars' QB Cody Kessler will get reps this week with Jacksonville's starting offense, and Blake Bortles will be on "a short leash", but he will retain his starting job Sunday against the Philadephia Eagles.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 22, 2018
The Jags benched Bortles during their loss to the Texans on Sunday after he fumbled away the ball twice. They went with Cody Kessler for the rest of the game, but now are going back to their former first-round pick, who has had a rather disappointing career.
Bortles received a three-year extension this offseason but has struggled so far in 2018. He’s thrown nine touchdowns and eight interceptions this season and has a passer rating just over 80. He’s not the worst quarterback in the league, but he’s hardly someone the Jaguars can expect to win a game for them.
And now, he’ll be looking over his shoulder while playing the Eagles this weekend.
Bortles has never faced the Eagles.
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