Let’s overreact to NFL Week 7: Do Jaguars need to go QB shopping?
The Jacksonville Jaguars offense is in a tailspin and despite the defense giving up what was 13 points directly attributed to them, they still lost their third straight game. ESPN’s Mike DiRocco asks the question — Does the team need to go quarterback shopping before the trade deadline?
Doug Marrone: The quarterback position is “open” after Texans loss
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone shockingly benched starting quarterback Blake Bortles after he fumbled the ball putting the Houston Texans right in touchdown range, his second lost fumble during a scramble on the day. Back up quarterback Cody Kessler came in the game and seemed to be able to move the offense, leading a touchdown drive but it was too little too late.
“It’s open. Who’s the starter at right tackle? Who’s the starter at center? Who’s the starter at receiver? Who’s the starter? Everything is open,” Marrone said Sunday after the team’s loss when asked who the starting quarterback would be when the Jaguars head to London.
The Jaguars are blowing it and blowing up
For the first time in a long time, there was hope for Jacksonville Jaguars football headed into this season. All the pieces were in place for a team that came a questionable call from representing the AFC in the Super Bowl. But this season has been a train wreck, with suspect conductor Blake Bortles driving it, according to The Big Lead.
And in other Jaguars news ...
- NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has an interesting way of looking at Blake Bortles’ contract, calling it a “glorified one-year deal”.
- Is Tyrod Taylor the answer to the Blake Bortles problem? Here’s how a trade with the Cleveland Browns could fix (almost) everything.
- The Ringer’s Danny Heifetz doesn’t think benching Blake Bortles solves anything
- Blake Bortles is on his last leg and the Jaguars locker room is starting to turn on him, writes Jeremy Layton of The New York Post.