By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: May 21st, 2014 at 11:23 am EST
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Blake Bortles with the third overall picks a few weeks ago.
While he was drafted high, the team is not willing to let him play this season. Maybe this has to do with the struggles that Blaine Gabbart went through.
Gabbart was the Jaguars first round pick four years ago, and is now considered a bust. The team even traded him away to the San Francisco 49ers.
On SportsCenter, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said that the Jaguars want Chad Hene to start all 16 games this season.
“They do not want to put (Bortles) out there at all this season,” Schefter insisted. “They want Henne to play, ideally, this entire season.”
Henne played in 15 games last season. He was 305-of-503 for 3,241 yards with 13 touchdowns. He also had three 300-plus passing yard games, along with 14 interceptions.
The Jaguars would have to lean heavily on their running game in order to ensure that Henne does not get hurt. The defense would also need to step up on a weekly basis, as well.
The Jaguars are not expected to be good this season, and there’s a slim chance that the team could make it to .500. Toby Gerhart is going to be the work horse for the Jags after seeing limited time behind Adrian Peterson in Minnesota.