In the span of 24 hours, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Nick Foles and released Blake Bortles. It’s a big change for the franchise and the end of an era — a beautiful, twisted, dark fantasy of an era.
But how do Blake and Nick compare? Well, we have dozens of games to compare them statistically, stylistically, and aesthetically, but how did Jalen Ramsey compare them in his GQ article last August?
“Blake do what he gotta do…. I think in crunch time moments, like last year’s playoff game—not as a team, because we would have trusted him—but I think as an organization, we should have trusted him more to keep throwing it,” Ramsey told GQ. “We kinda got complacent and conservative. And I think that’s why we lost. We started running it on first and second down, throwing it on third down, every single time we were out there. [The Patriots] caught on to that.”
“He won them a Super Bowl so he’s good enough to do that. He had a hella good team, too, though. But as long as you can do what the team asks you to do, then you’re straight. Like people say Blake sucks, but he took us to the AFC Championship game off strictly doing what was just asked of him: not turning the ball over, running Leonard (Fournette) to death, letting the defense get some turnovers, and putting us in a good field position to capitalize on.”
So there you have it! Jalen says... nearly the same things about both quarterbacks.