Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles had a nice start to his NFL career with an impressive showing in his preseason debut. It wasn't without mistakes however, as Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley tried to pump the brakes on the excitement surrounding the rookie.
Bradley noted that Bortles was really only under pressure when he threw once, albeit it was a 16-yard completion, and he had a few mental errors. Nothing was too egregious on the mental error side, but he did forget a play in the huddle.
So he just made one up.
"He had a check at the line of scrimmage," Bradley said. "He got us into another play and he forgot a play. In the huddle, he forgot a route combination so he changed the play to another one. He had the poise to get us in another one and it was actually complete to [receiver] Mike Brown on their sideline. That was it, not too many."
MORE LIKE BLAKE FOOTBALL AMIRIGHT?
The excitement surrounding Bortles was palpable on Friday evening in EverBank Field and it's only going to grow if he continues to progress at the rate he's shown. The team still maintains they're only going to start him when he's "ready", whatever that means, but Gus Bradley did admit that he would get some reps with the first team soon.