The Jacksonville Jaguars will be at a crossroads after this season when it comes to Blake Bortles. They’ll need to make a long-term decision at quarterback and the decision will come by answering three different questions:
How did Bortles do before we got here?
How did Bortles do this year?
How do we think Bortles will do over the next five years?
The first two questions will be easier to answer. The tape will be there. They’ll be able to see how Bortles responds to two different head coaches and offensive philosophies.
But the third question will be a guess. An educated guess, but still a guess. Do you project his future based solely on what he’s done in his first four years? Or can you look at comparable quarterbacks — those who have similar skill sets, strengths vs. weakness, and in-game tendencies — and use their successes and failures as a road map for how Bortles will do?
Let us know in the comments below. Which quarterback, past or present, does Bortles most remind you of? It could be based solely on similar build and frame (Ben Roethlisberger), gunslinger mentality (Brett Favre), or something else entirely.
P.S. Yes, I know this article is likely going to be a dumpster fire of memes, jokes, Ryan Leaf references, and more.