Blake Bortles might secretly rather want to play a different position than quarterback. He certainly passes the eye test as a tight end.
Currently the Jacksonville Jaguars top two tight ends are injured. It is difficult to replace them with equal level talent; but Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling are playing well. Suppose moving Blake Bortles to tight end and giving Brandon Allen a shot at quarterback.
Jacksonville is not going to make the playoffs. The Jaguars have squandered the chance to win the AFC South. Why not, at 2-9, make changes and see what happens? What they are doing now, certainly has not worked!
What if Blake Bortles moved to play tight end?
Bortles never wanted to play quarterback in the first place. His move from tight end to quarterback in high school was because of his size. Physically, Bortles would be an ideal tight end in the NFL.
Bortles could become the younger version of Mercedes Lewis. He would be a quicker, faster version of Julius Thomas. What if Jacksonville lined up Bortles, Lewis, and Thomas in a three tight end formation in 2017?
Bortles could make the move just like former Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Blake Bell did. Bell moved to tight end in his senior season. Bortles and Bell are similar in size and physicality. Oklahoma used Bell in a special offensive package called the “Belldozer”; his version of the wildcat. Jacksonville could employ a similar type play for Bortles.
Remember that Jaguars running back Denard Robinson is a former quarterback!
There are five games left to play this season. Since everything has not worked out as planned, the Jaguars should shake things up just to see what might happen. If they lose, then they are 2-10. It is safe to say that nothing will change in week 13 and Jacksonville goes to 2-10 against Denver. But what if… Jaguar fans have been saying that all season long.