Blake Bortles had a fairly decent season, but we knew it was only a matter of time before bad Blake showed up. Well, we’re seeing it happen in the first half of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Wild Card Game against the Buffalo Bills.
During one sequence in particular, Bortles missed badly on two straight easy throws that would have extended a drive. To this point in the game he’s completed just 4-of-9 passes for 16 yards, and the Jaguars are locked into a 0-0 game.
Not surprisingly, Twitter came out in force to take shots at the oft-awful quarterback.
Bortles accuracy thus far pic.twitter.com/87pdMeQIvM
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) January 7, 2018
Early in the season, Blake completely halted all offensive momentum when asked to throw the football. It improved a bit as the season went along.
…but it's back so far today.
— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) January 7, 2018
I think the Blaketanic would miss the iceberg today.
— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) January 7, 2018
Jaguars offense is so neutered at QB, it’s maddening they're willing to commit to mediocrity.
Imagine wearing flip flops while trying to run a sprint. Sure, you might win a few because someone false starts or blows a hammy, but you’re wearing flip flops.
Bortles is flip flops.
— Eddie Maisonet, III (@edthesportsfan) January 7, 2018
Alex Smith could lead this Jacksonville team to the Super Bowl. Wonder if he ends up here next season.
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) January 7, 2018
Are we really gonna get bad Blake today pic.twitter.com/4i8kd65DXk
— Luke Easterling (@LukeEasterling) January 7, 2018
— Vic Lombardiᴰʳ (@VicLombardi) January 7, 2018
Yeah, it’s been fun.