Jaguars officially name Chad Henne starting quarterback for Week 1
Despite a solid preseason from rookie Blake Bortles, the Jaguars are sticking to their guns. Coach Gus Bradley announced on Friday that Chad Henne will be the team's Week 1 starter.
"For our team, Chad's playing well, really well," Bradley said. "I think he's playing really fast right now. He's showed it all during training camp and during the preseason games, so we're really excited about him."
Bortles, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, put up better numbers, but he put those numbers up playing against mostly second and third string defenses. Including Friday's game against Detroit, Bortles is 28 of 45 for 435 yards and a touchdown in the preseason.
"I think Blake is doing some good things," Bradley said. "I can not argue that. He's progressing just like we had hoped through this whole thing."
Bradley also added that Bortles just is 'not there yet.'
CBSSports.com senior NFL columnist Pete Prisco thinks the team should start Bortles.
Play. The Kid.— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) August 23, 2014
The Jaguars are sticking to their guns though. General manager David Caldwell said in June that the team probably wouldn't let Bortles compete for the starting spot until 2015.
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