Blake Bortles will not throw an interception: FICTION
This is my attempt to make sure I get at least one correct prediction this week. Also it’s basically a double negative and I don’t care.
Blake Bortles has been really bad this season. So bad that he’s actually appeared at 32 in some quarterback rankings at points during the 2016 season. Gregg Rosenthal over at NFL.com does a QB Index every week and he had Bortles at 32 at the midseason point…
"Benching Bortles would be an act of mercy if this continues any longer. You can almost hear all the conflicting noise in his head as he winds up to throw each fastball. I had him higher than Stafford or Carr going into the season, which was a terrible misevaluation — but it also serves as a reminder that Bortles has shown off his incredible natural ability at times as a pro. He can be fixed, but it’s hard to see that happening without some sort of break. He’s lost at the moment."
then at 31 after the loss to the Houston Texans…
"It is still jarring to rank Bortles this low, and Osweiler is eventually going to risk losing his job to Tom Savage."
And then Bortles rocketed up to 29 after last week’s almost encouraging effort against the Buffalo Bills!
It’s the worst kept secret at this point that Bortles is not playing well at all, and that includes a penchant for throwing costly interceptions. He actually avoided the big turnover last week (and the Jaguars still found a way to lose) but that’s an aberration at this point. Bortles is going up against Von Miller and a very good secondary. I expect at least 2 interceptions.