by Jason Butt
August 23, 02014
The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Blake Bortles with the third overall pick with the hope that he will one day become the face of the franchise.
For the time being, he'll have to wait. After Friday's 13-12 loss to Detroit, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley reiterated to reporters, via The Florida Times-Union, that Chad Henne will be his team's starting quarterback during Week 1. Against Detroit, Henne completed 9-of-14 passes for 70 yards.
Conversely, Bortles went 10-of-16 for 158 yards and a touchdown.
All preseason, Bradley and the Jaguars said Henne would be the guy. While Bortles has been impressive, the organization doesn't want to put too much on his plate too early.
Now it's on Henne to see how long it takes the Jaguars before they turn to the young signal caller. A good start to the year would put the Jaguars' organization at ease about developing Bortles during his rookie season.
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