JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is getting another chance to turn his career around — and seemingly without competition.
The Jaguars opted not to select a quarterback during the three-day NFL draft, a somewhat surprising decision considering Bortles' continued struggles and the addition of Tom Coughlin as the team's executive vice president of football operations. The 25-year-old Bortles returned to California last month to work on his mechanics, hoping to improve his accuracy and efficiency, and surely needs to refine his pre-snap reads and post-snap decisions.
"I think you guys know how we feel about Blake," said general manager Dave Caldwell, who drafted Bortles with the third pick in 2014. "We've got a lot of new eyes on Blake from a new coaching staff and have gotten good feedback from those guys, guys that haven't been around and who don't have anything vested in the kid. We still think ... he's got a lot of room to improve."