Blake Bortles is the Jacksonville Jaguars’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against Philadelphia but he’s on a very short leash. 

This isn’t scaring him at all 


“I’ve always kind of played fearless and not scared to make the mistake. I think that’s allowed me to make some plays, but in saying that, I’ve got to also be smart and obviously take calculated risks and make sure whatever I’m doing is putting us in position to score.”

Bortles hasn’t done that the last three weeks and that’s why, after his second lost fumble early in the second half of Sunday’s 20-7 loss to Houston, coach Doug Marrone sent him to the bench. 

Bortles had four interceptions and a fumble in a Week 5 loss at Kansas City. Blake may feel like he’s the scapegoat, but you can clearly point to him as the reason the Jaguars are struggling on offense.