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Sad But True

We all want to believe Blake Bortles is a franchise quarterback. He has all the tools to be one, but has he really proven himself? Why is it so hard to admit he might not be what the Jags thought he would be? Obviously he is better than the quarterbacks of years past, but does that make him franchise? Jags fans love to compare him to Ben Roethlisberger, but unfortunately that comparison is no longer relevant.

Blake Bortles has struggled this season. The roster has a whole is better; it’s hard to admit that he is a part of the problem with Jacksonville’s offense. The main argument for Bortles not being a franchise QB, he can’t run a standard offense. All I’ve heard is he is best during the two minute offense. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but franchise quarterbacks don’t resort to gimmicks. Also the two-minute offense doesn’t work in every scenario. It eliminates the run game; the oline isn’t good enough, and how can a team run a two-minute offense if they have a lead? Ask Chip Kelly how great the two-minute offense is for every play.

This isn’t a Blake Bortles hate article. Just don’t call someone franchise just because you want it to be that way. He has the tools and talent, but he hasn’t put it all together on the field. He has been bailed out too many times this season and we are only in week 6. He holds on to the ball too long, and has been inconsistent with the deep ball. To say Bortles is a proven franchise QB is not only wrong, but also delusional. The jury is still out on the 3rd overall pick.

Of course we want Bortles to succeed and be the franchise quarterback we know he can be. Just because one can be great, doesn’t make them great. They need to work and prove themselves. Bortles has only shown flashes, he has not proven himself to be the future of this organization.


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