The Jaguars answered who their quarterback of the present is by signing Blake Bortles to a three-year, $54 million extension last week. The team has made it clear, though, that they expect more from Bortles next season. “We were excited about that,” Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said. “I think Blake has shown during the year that he was progressing, getting better. Obviously when you give a player a contract now, we are looking for more, which we always are. No different than any other position. We need to come in and we need to play better than we did before. Happy to get that done before coming out here. I think it is a good situation and one that we are both working to get better. I think with the continuity of the staff, having gone through the year, not losing anyone, and then for Blake having the same continuity with [Nathaniel] Hackett as his offensive coordinator, Scott Milanovich as his quarterbacks coach. We are looking to see great improvement from him going into this next season.” The amount of faith the Jaguars have in Bortles will become more clear at the end of the three-day draft. Will they draft a quarterback? If so, will it be in the early rounds?
Doug Marrone not ruling out drafting a quarterback
Pro Football Talk | Mar 1