Have you seen him play? Of course he has had some mistakes, but what do you expect from a rookie? Plus who just set the record for most touchdown passes? Peyton Manning. Who had the most interceptions in NFL history during their rookie year? Peyton Manning. Give Blake a chance, he might just be the next Peyton Manning... or better.
There have been plenty of quarterbacks in the history of the NFL who have seemed promising out of college like Peyton Manning but another example could be Blaine Gabbert who has yet to show that he is truly NFL material. His potential was great, but his passing was inconsistent and when he did show up it wasn't anything spectacular. His stats have declined since, and he is a sad example of an NFL bust. When a Quarterback is drafted high in the first round a special burden is placed on them. Some QBs struggle leading the team and high expectations can complicate this even further. Another point can be made that not every QB is built to play in the NFL. Some are just built for High School and NCAA football. With some help Bortles could finally shine and he may become an elite QB. But the chances of that happening are slim compared to him becoming the next Blaine Gabbert, Colt McCoy, or Case Keenum
You have some valid points. Blaine Gabbert was was a bust from the start. Bortles is NFL material. To even use Gabbert as an example is useless. Everyone knows Gabbert was the one to hand the ball to the running back. Blake is a runner, and a thrower. Exceptional skill comes from Bortles and he can improve in the future.
That is true but what if he becomes a huge sensation then goes on a downwards slide like RG3? RG3 looked amazing coming out of college and he was, but he got injured and that injury has changed his playing style. It is good for Bortles to run but if he can't run out of bounds or slide quick enough he may end up (literally) running his career into the ground. He also could use a bit more time from his offensive line on passes but he can overcome that. Nick Foles excelled last season and he didn't necessarily have an astronomically biblical O-Line. But Nick Foles is a one season wonder. He hasn't shown up after being thrust into a starting job. Bortles has potential and skill but not consistency. For all we know he may be a late bloomer but for the time being, he's the man leading the tattered remains of the Jaguars program into stormy waters
True there have been some big let downs with NFL quarterbacks, (RG3, Nick Foles) but instead of comparing two different people, we should be focused on Blake. In his Pro Day, he outperformed Teddy Bridgewater. He has been able to contend with some really good quarterbacks. Lets not compare quarterbacks but lets look at the actual stats.
I am trying to focus on him but in football history tends to repeat itself and as rare as it may be the hype train can derail. He may be the best thing since sliced bread but sliced bread eventually goes stale. He may have just one good season due to a lack of the proper tools. A man is only as good as the tools surrounding him. In an age where every NFL team is shooting up into space the Jaguars only have the tools to make an engine. It's a sad reality the Jaguars will have to learn to accept