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Blake Bortles isn’t quite ready to focus on his future

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For now Youth Leonard Fournette Jerseys , the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback is trying to be supportive teammate.Bortles will start a regular-season game on the bench for the first time since Sept. 14, 2014, serving as Cody Kessler‘s backup against Indianapolis (6-5) on Sunday.“I put myself in this position and didn’t play good enough,” Bortles said Wednesday, two days after getting demoted. “Didn’t win football games, couldn’t find a way to get it done. And when that happens, it’s a business and everybody understands that. I don’t think there’s anything personal involved. As a quarterback, I think you have one job and that’s to win a football game Leonard Fournette Jerseys Stitched , and if you don’t do that, your time’s probably limited.”Bortles sounded like someone who knows his time with Jacksonville is nearing the end.Bortles signed a three-year, $54 million contract in February and will count $21 million against the salary cap in 2019. If the Jags cut him before June 1, they would still take a $16.5 million hit against the cap.More Jacksonville Jaguars newsJaguars will be without starting CB A.J. Bouye, WR Marqise Lee against TexansJaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue, LT Cam Robinson out against Texans SundayJaguars lose QB Nick Foles for at least 2 months in discouraging season openerJaguars acquire QB Josh Dobbs intrade with Steelers for 2020 5th-round draft pickInjuries hurt Jaguars as they fall to Chiefs 40-26 in Week 1The fifth-year pro and third overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft seemed resigned to — at the very least — having to compete for the starting job next year.“Yeah, I have no problem with competition or anything,” he said. “I’m not in charge of the decisions that are made. I obviously put myself in this position and forced their decision to be made Youth Cam Robinson Jerseys , but at the end of the day, they’re in charge of making those personnel decisions. And if it’s a competition or if it’s, ‘See you later; you’re out of here,’ whatever it is, I love playing football and would love the opportunity to play again.”Coach Doug Marrone benched Bortles and fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on the same day. He promoted Kessler and will have quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich call plays.“It’s always going to be a difference,” Marrone said. “Obviously, we have the same system. We aren’t going to be changing the terminology in a week. Cody played in this system and now he gets a full week of (practicing). I think that Scott knows what Cody can do obviously; he was his position coach. We’ll see when we get out there and see things during the week of what we’re going to be able to use.”Kessler hasn’t taken many first-team reps since training camp, so he needs to develop some chemistry with his offensive linemen and receiving corps.He also won’t have running back Leonard Fournette (suspension) or three starting offensive linemen: left tackle Cam Robinson Cam Robinson Jerseys Stitched , left guard Andrew Norwell and center Brandon Linder. All three are on injured reserve.“There is a reason that every single player is here,” Kessler said. “You obviously want to have every guy out there that you can, but when you can’t, it is the same thing. Next man up, and we have guys that are going to be ready. And whoever is out there, everyone is competing and everyone is given an opportunity. I am excited. Everyone is here for a reason, and we are going to be ready to go.”Bortles took the benching in stride, saying and doing all the right things in his reduced role. He said he learned from longtime Jaguars backup Chad Henne how to handle getting benched and being a career backup.“One thing I’ve always said that I thought was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen is how Chad handled going from being the starter to the backup and how he was able to maturely handle that and be there for me and do whatever I needed or help me out in any way Youth DJ Chark Jerseys ,” Bortles said. “Anytime I’ve ever been in that situation, that’s all I’ll try and do is kind of what he did and what I witnessed him do.“It’s be a professional and handle it the way you should. It’s a job, and our job is to be here and try to win football games, and as a backup quarterback or any quarterback that’s not the starter you job is to help the starter and help the rest of the offense score points and win.” After Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey tried to call in sick on Monday before showing up at the team’s facility, things got very quiet regarding his ongoing effort to get out of Jacksonville. The next step in the saga comes on Wednesday, when the Jaguars conduct their first significant practice in advance of the Week Four game at Denver.The question becomes whether Ramsey will show up. Josina Anderson of ESPN.com reports, “My understanding is Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey is planning to be at the facility tomorrow.”This leaves some wiggle room, since plans can change. But it sure seems as if someone got through to Ramsey and/or his agents on Monday when he planned to skip work based on a supposed illness DJ Chark Jerseys Stitched , at a time when he is trying to get traded.The Jaguars definitely don’t want to trade Ramsey, but digging in won’t make him want to stay. The best way to get him to want to stay will be to offer him a giant sack of cash. For now, it doesn’t appear that the Jaguars are willing to do that.In hindsight, Ramsey should have boycotted training camp and, if necessary, the regular season. Now that he’s with the team, his options are limited — especially if the Jaguars simply don’t want to trade him.
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