The Jacksonville Jaguars are a season removed from being an absolute force to be reckoned with especially in terms of their stellar defense. Unfortunately, their success has revolved heavily around whether or not starting quarterback Blake Bortles can get into a groove or not. So far this season, he has not performed up to the standard the Jags are hoping for.
Bortles has 2,445 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions this season in 10 games this season. Bortles posted an incredibly disappointing game in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in which he threw for 104 yards and no touchdowns. The Jags blew a 16-point lead and fell victim to an extreme meltdown on their home field.
Bortles was sacked six times and lost a fumble in Sunday's loss as well. Head coach Doug Marrone told reporters that Bortles would start against Buffalo in Week 12, per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
However, Jags fans have to wonder how much longer this will last considering Bortles' disappointing history.
Bortles was benched in Week 7, but has been the starter ever since. Landry Jones and Cody Kessler are the team's backup options and neither possesses the ability to turn the team around. The defense is still a top unit, but the offense can not keep them off the field. Since running back Leonard Fournette has been back from a hamstring injury, the offense has been a bit better, but if they rely on him they will become one-dimensional like they were last season. Bortles' days as a starter could be numbered despite getting the nod to their next matchup.