Jacksonville Jaguars’ quarterback Blake Bortles has struggled mightily with his accuracy in 2016 and it’s killing the Jacksonville offense. In particular the quarterback has especially struggled in the first half of just about each game he’s played in this year, which has caused the team to play from behind every week. As a result, they currently sit in last place in the AFC South with a 2-5 record.
Apparently Bortles is finally attempting to fix the problem though. According Jaguars beat writer Mark Long, he has quarterback guru Adam Dedeaux flying to Jacksonville to work on his mechanics.
Dedeaux, a partner of the 3DQB training program, is famous for the work he has done with other quarterbacks in the NFL. Among the players who have given testimonials for the training, the most notable ones are Tom Brady and Drew Brees. So clearly Bortles is going to the right guy.
That being said, the young quarterback will need to start improving quickly if he wants to salvage the 2016 season. The team is already behind the division-leading Texans by three games in the win column, so Bortles would need a complete turnaround to give them any chance at the playoffs.
With that in mind though, the Jaguars will continue to play Bortles even if his struggles continue. Head coach Gus Bradley was adamant last week that he would stick with the former third-overall draft pick as his starter this year, even with his struggles.
“I firmly, firmly believe in Blake Bortles,” Bradley said after a loss to the Oakland Raiders last week. “Without a doubt. I think it was a challenging day yesterday about some of the situations we were in, but as far as the competitor … and what he brings to this team, there is no doubt [about Bortles].”