When you draft a quarterback with the third overall pick, one would assume you’d like to give them every opportunity to start the season opener.
The coming quarterback competition isn’t expected to be much of one if Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell and Bradley get their wish. They’ve voiced their hope that Henne starts every game this season so Bortles can be developed for the 2015 season.
So what’s the reasoning behind such? Well, head coach Gus Bradley believes the previous regime pushed Blaine Gabbert too hard and threw him into the fire too early, a mistake he doesn’t want to repeat with Bortles.
Of course, it’s hard to think that there won’t be some type of quarterback controversy quickly appearing as soon as Henne struggles, which is all but inevitable.
For now though, it appears to be Henne’s job to lose.