After three losing seasons and 63 career turnovers, Blake Bortles might be catching on to this whole “being an NFL quarterback” thing.
With vice president Tom Coughlin and head coach Doug Marrone now leading the charge, the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback sounds like he’s picking up on a few new concepts, one of which being the idea of not giving the ball to the other team.
“If you don’t turn the ball over, you’ll win football games,” Bortles said Wednesday, according to Mike Kaye of WTLV. “That’s our focus.
“Turnovers are going to happen. We get that. You have to make sure to minimize them as much as possible and stay away from the stupid ones.”
Bortles’ progression has been a key focus of the Jaguars’ offseason as Marrone has put an emphasis on reconstructing his quarterback’s throwing motion.
The fourth-year pro has showed he can chuck it at the NFL level, passing for 11,241 yards and 69 touchdowns through 45 starts, but his consistency and ball security have been major issues. Bortles has thrown 51 interceptions and fumbled 29 times since 2014.
While Bortles’ revelation seems obvious, the 25-year-old has developed a habit of pointing out the overtly obvious.
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