Just hours after the Jacksonville Jaguars fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, they have benched Blake Bortles for Cody Kessler.
Coach Marrone announces that Cody Kessler will start at QB on Sunday against the Colts. pic.twitter.com/8z2YKauDWg
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) November 26, 2018
Clearly, the brass in Jacksonville had it up to “here” with how the offense had performed.
As it pertains to Bortles, this really isn’t surprising. The former No. 3 overall pick has been dismal all season long. He had a couple of awful interceptions on Sunday during the team’s loss to the Buffalo Bills and has thrown 10 interceptions compared to just 13 touchdowns this year.
The Jaguars were a sexy pick to land in the Super Bowl this year. Instead, they’re near the bottom of the pile in the AFC and have lost seven games in a row. Bortles had a lot to do with the downfall, but there’s also plenty of blame to go around.
Kessler is a career backup. In limited time this year, he’s completed 70 percent of his passes with 156 yards, one touchdown and one interception.