Jun 17, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) looks for a receiver during the first day of minicamp at Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars hope to improve Blake Bortles' mechanics

The Jacksonville Jaguars surprised a lot of people when they selected Blake Bortles in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.


Despite spending such a high pick on Bortles, the Jaguars have a plan to bring the UCF Knights product along slowly as they allow him to develop.

In the meantime, veteran Chad Henne will be serving as the team’s starting quarterback.

One area in particular that the Jaguars believe Bortles needs to improve is with his lower body mechanics.

From Albert Breer of the NFL Network:

Bortles certainly has the talent to succeed in the NFL, but the Jaguars are smart to bring him along slowly.

It is a bit refreshing to see a team not falling to the pressure of starting a rookie quarterback from Day 1 and the decision to roll with Henne out of the gate should benefit all parties in the long run.

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