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      Bortles signs, then bombs at Jaguars minicampBy The Sports Xchange 8 minutes ago bortles_zpsb6357c14.pngJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Future franchise quarterback Blake Bortles is tied to the Jacksonville Jaguars for the next four seasons, which gives him time to iron out the many issues evident in Wednesday's minicamp workout. Earlier Wednesday morning, Bortles inked his name to a four-year deal worth $20.6 million, including a signing bonus of $13.34 million. The contract for the third overall pick in May's NFL draft amounts to a $3.75 million salary cap hit for the Jaguars in 2014, when head coach Gus Bradley envisions the rookie serving as veteran Chad Henne's backup. How did the instant millionaire celebrate his new fortune? He went out and had one of his worst days throwing the football in the short time he's been with the club. It wasn't disastrous, but it wasn't to the standards that either Bortles or Bradley are looking to establish. "It wasn't a great day. I thought there were things that I didn't do very well, but that's part of it," Bortles said when asked about his performance on the field after signing his contract three hours earlier. "It's not a two- or three- or four-week process; it's a long process, a long journey. I need to keep learning and getting better. Asking Chad (Henne) questions. I definitely have a lot to improve and work on. Bortles' practice was somewhat surprising. To date, he had thrown the ball well in the team's OTAs and minicamp. In 11-on-11 drills Tuesday, Bortles completed 12-of-18 passes, the same 66.7 percentage that Henne posted with 8-of-12 numbers. But Henne remains firmly entrenched as the starter. He is taking all the snaps with the No. 1 offense with Bortles working exclusively with the second unit. Bradley had indicated that at some point Bortles would likely see some time with the first team, but with only one day of minicamp remaining before the team disbands for five weeks and awaits training camp in late July, Bortles might have to wait for his starter's-only session. Bortles, the 2013 American Athletic Conference offensive player of the year, is his own biggest critic and says his performance in several weeks as a professional can only be called average. "Definitely, I think, average," he said to rate his passing performance. "I'm working on a lot of things. I'm working on a lot of footwork stuff. So there are things I'm not doing well right now but I'm not worrying about it because I'm trying to fix something else. It is a process. It's something that me and (quarterback coach) Frank (Scelfo) are working on that's going to take a while."link

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    • Anonymous

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      The kid is no Mike Glennon who can throw for 19 TD’s in 13 games as a rookie , let’s face it.

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    • Anonymous

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      The kid is no Mike Glennon who can throw for 19 TD's in 13 games as a rookie , let's face it.

      So true. On another note, are we really to the point now where we're keeping stats for a mini-camp? 12-18 vs 8-12.

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    • Anonymous

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      Come one come all get Ur 19-9 bumper stickers!! Now does 4-12 go on the back or front?

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    • Anonymous

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      Come one come all get Ur 19-9 bumper stickers!! Now does 4-12 go on the back or front?

      I think a huge gap tooth smile goes on the front. Glennon and all of the Bucs are in a better situation now.  Bortles, not so much.

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    • Anonymous

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      Come one come all get Ur 19-9 bumper stickers!! Now does 4-12 go on the back or front?

      I think a huge gap tooth smile goes on the front. Glennon and all of the Bucs are in a better situation now.  Bortles, not so much.

      Well, he did get "lucky" enough to sign with the jags.Which incidentally is only one step above cleveland browns. Maybe worse, if you consider overall talent.

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    • brycen54

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      Title says "bombed," article says had one average performance.

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    • Anonymous

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      Title says "bombed," article says had one average performance.

      I thought the same thing.  Seems like they have the same type of media up there.

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