JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Possibly the annual journey to London is simply what struggling quarterback Blake Bortles wants to interrupt out of his — and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ — three-game droop.
Bortles has a historical past of taking part in nicely in Wembley Stadium, and one other good efficiency there ought to energize an offense that has failed to attain factors within the first half of the previous three video games. Bortles has 923 yards passing, eight landing passes and two interceptions in 4 journeys abroad, together with a four-touchdown efficiency in final season’s 44-7 rout of Baltimore.
The Jaguars (Three-Four) are Three-1 in these video games and have received three in a row — towards Buffalo, Indianapolis and the Ravens. In these three video games, Bortles has eight landing passes and one interception.
Bortles has been one of many league’s worst quarterbacks over the previous three weeks. He has eight turnovers (5 interceptions), two landing passes, and the Jaguars have scored simply 28 factors within the three video games — none within the first half.
Coach Doug Marrone benched Bortles early within the third quarter of final Sunday’s 20-7 loss to Houston after Bortles misplaced his second fumble. Marrone stated after the sport that the quarterback competitors could be open, however lower than 24 hours later he selected Bortles over backup Cody Kessler because the starter for Sunday’s sport towards Philadelphia (9:30 a.m. ET, NFL Community).
Bortles has performed so badly the previous three weeks that Philadelphia Eagles security Malcolm Jenkins used him for example for why Colin Kaepernick ought to have a job within the NFL. In talking in regards to the NFL Gamers Coalition and his fixed help of Kaepernick, Jenkins stated he “can activate the tape this week and our opponent and see Colin Kaepernick deserves a job.”
Persevering with his success at Wembley may not less than uninteresting a few of the criticism for a bit.