Jaguars waiting on QB decision to ''see how this thing goes''

2017-08-19 15:12:36

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone isn't quite ready to name Chad Henne his starting quarterback. Or Blake Bortles, for that matter.

Marrone says Saturday he wants to ''see how this thing goes'' over the next few days before deciding who will start against the Carolina Panthers in a preseason game Thursday night.

Marrone opened up the team's quarterback competition after another inconsistent performance from Bortles, the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Bortles was 8 of 13 for 65 yards in a loss to Tampa Bay. All four of Bortles' drives ended with punts. Bortles has led the offense to three points in six possessions in the preseason.

Henne is 11 of 16 for 183 yards with a touchdown. The 10th-year pro should have another score, but rookie Keelan Cole dropped a would-be touchdown pass in the second quarter against the Buccaneers.

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