Blake Bortles was having another awful game on Sunday as the Jacksonville Jaguars took on the Houston Texans at home. Following his second fumble of the day, down by the score of 20-0, he was benched in favor of Cody Kessler.
Blake Bortles is headed to the bench as Cody Kessler comes in at QB for the Jags. pic.twitter.com/eZFpcXl2pm
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 21, 2018
Bortles has been awful most of the year, and the Jaguars have lost games because of his ineptitude under center.
Getting benched for Kessler, however, is a new low for the former No. 3 overall pick.
Twitter reacted appropriately.
Blake Bortles truthers pic.twitter.com/0WjDboF1JT
— NFL Fantasy Football (@NFLfantasy) October 21, 2018
Blake Bortles has been benched for Cody Kessler, the guy who wasn't good enough to get on the field for the 0-16 Browns last year. How the mighty* have fallen.
*Blake Bortles was never actually mighty.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) October 21, 2018
— ManjarrezSpecial (@POPOTESPRO) October 21, 2018
— BDP 4 MVP (@Kevo_Bevo) October 21, 2018
They could have had Kurt Cousins, Alex Smith, or even Teddy Bridgewater. But the Jags front office stuck with Bortles
— ClemMedia (@JonClem310) October 21, 2018
My Bills will trade you…. Peterman for a 7th… pic.twitter.com/EmYmagM213
— Joe Carson (@josephc44108043) October 21, 2018
they took out my boy Bortles, this can't be life pic.twitter.com/sSi2KDdXXh
— coop (@dcoopeee) October 21, 2018
— Chris (@ChristoFF2018) October 21, 2018
Blake Bortles facts: Bortles has never not been benched during a game.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 21, 2018
Then, of course, there is this.
Jaguars could have let Blake Bortles play out his fifth-year option in 2018 and either franchised him in 2019 or moved on for nothing. Instead, they gave him an extension which would leave $16.5 million in dead money if they moved on this offseason https://t.co/qN1LZ7koNN
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) October 21, 2018
The Jaguars drafted Leonard Fournette over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson.
Fournette is inactive as they bench Blake Bortles for Cody Kessler because Watson is lighting them up.
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 21, 2018