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Blake Bortles benched for Cody Kessler

Jesse Reed
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Sep 25, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) reacts after a play in the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at EverBank Field. Baltimore Ravens won 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

Just hours after the Jacksonville Jaguars fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, they have benched Blake Bortles for Cody Kessler.

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.