Heading into 2011, Henne was entering his 3rd year as the Dolphins starter and looking to solidify his hold on the team’s starting quarterback position. He played well in two of his first three games before an injury to his non-throwing shoulder not only ended his season but also his career in Miami. He landed in Jacksonville in what could be described as the league’s best backup quarterback job in terms of opportunity. Blaine Gabbert struggled mightily as a rookie and we have no idea how long new head coach Mike Mularkey will stick with him if his struggles continue.
Bortles to get first-team reps during camp-- Thu Jun 26 4:20 pm --
Jags holding firm that Henne will be the unquestioned starter
Jacksonville HC Gus Bradley has maintained all along that incumbent starter Chad Henne will be under center when the Jags open the season at Philadelphia. The second-year head coach told NFL Media's Alex Flanagan on NFL Total Access that the team has gotten behind Henne as the leader.
Bradley revealed that rookie Blake Bortles will get first-team reps during training camp so he gets a "feel for that type of environment."
If Henne struggles as expected, Bortles might get to experience the real thing sooner than the Jaguars brass hopes.
FF Today's Take:The Jaguars figure to reduce their dependence on the turnover-prone Henne as much as possible by leaning on Toby Gerhart and an improved defense. The same formula could be used to break in Bortles, although there is no harm in easing in the raw No. 3 overall pick. Bortles figures to draw some starts near the end of the season at the very least and projects as the Jags' long-term starter beginning in 2015.
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