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Roughly one week after head coach Doug Marrone suggested that the job was up for grabs, the Jaguars starting quarterback competition has reportedly been settled. The man to lead the offense for your 2017-2018 Jacksonville Jaguars will be Blake Bortles.

Marrone gave Chad Henne the start in Jacksonville’s third preseason game, but was apparently unimpressed by Henne’s 8-of-14, 73-yard performance. Bortles was better, connecting on 12 of 16 throws for 125 yards and a touchdown. That was apparently enough!


Marrone—a man with a refreshingly dry, deadpan sense of humor—described the decision as coming down to “who’s going to give us the best chance to win, in the situation that we’re in.” The situation they’re in, sadly, is one in which they are the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Staff Writer, Deadspin

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