Chad Henne to start Jaguars' third preseason game

If neither quarterback impresses Thursday, the Jaguars could look elsewhere.

"You have to be able to make a decision, and you don't want to get yourself into a point where you make too quick of a decision", Marrone said.

But that could soon change, with quarterback Blake Bortles struggling so badly in training camp for the Jacksonville Jaguars that there are rumors the team may be looking to Colin Kaepernick to inject some much-needed competition for the starting job. They need to find someone that can successfully lead the offense when the games count. "I'm not happy with the performance today".

"I'm not going to sit here and BS anyone". Everyone saw it out there.

One would have to question why this is a team that hasn't yet signed Colin Kaepernick, but that would be a dumb question I guess because the answer is the same for all 32 National Football League teams, regardless of how desperate their situations at the position are. He also was sacked once.

Fellow quarterback Blake Bortles will also receive reps with the first team. His worst throw of the night in last week's game was a badly underthrown ball to a wide-open Allen Robinson. Jacksonville trailed 12-0 at halftime. "I'll approach tomorrow as I treated yesterday and as I treated today". I think his name was Tom Brady?

"I kind of look at it the other way". If he can't beat out Henne, it's hard to imagine teams dealing for the young quarterback with his fifth-year number being guaranteed for injury.

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announced Wednesday Henne will start in the annual dress rehearsal against the Carolina Panthers, per 1010XL's Hays Carlyon. Two days later, Bortles said his arm was fine. The team did pick up the massive $19 million option on his contract for next season. Henne has completed 59.3 percent of his passes for 58 touchdowns and 63 interceptions in 53 starts over his eight-year career, which began with four seasons in Miami. That amount is guaranteed for injury only, meaning that if Bortles were to suffer an injury that made him unable to pass a physical next year, the Jaguars would have to pay him that amount even if he can not play. However, he regressed last season, throwing for just 3,905 yards and 23 touchdowns, with 16 interceptions, on more attempts than in 2015. Even more troubling is that Bortles has 11 pick sixes - which corresponds to his number of victories as a starter (11-34). "All I can do is to try to get myself better prepared each week".

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