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#pounditMonday, November 30, 2020

Doug Marrone: Jaguars starting over with Blake Bortles

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been frequently perplexed by the issue of Blake Bortles, and coach Doug Marrone believes there’s only one solution.

Marrone said the Jaguars are essentially rebuilding Bortles from the ground up in the hopes that it will bring improvements.

“We have to go back and build [Bortles’] foundation from the beginning,” Marrone said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. “We told him [in January] we wanted him to make sure his arm was ready to go because there will be an increase in reps, which will help him. I’ve been with Drew [Brees] in New Orleans and obviously he’s a Hall of Fame-type quarterback and that’s the way we approached it with him and with the team. You start with the foundation and you look to see how fast they can work through the foundation.”

Bortles has been working on his mechanics after a season in which he threw just 23 touchdowns to 16 interceptions. He may only have one more season to prove his worth to Marrone and the Jaguars franchise.

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