The Jaguars say they want to keep rookie quarterback Blake Bortles on the bench during the 2014 season so he can develop without the pressure of trying to win games. CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora doesn't believe that'll happen.
In a piece in which he predicts when quarterback changes involving the rookie class may come, he writes that Bortles will be the starter in Week 1.
"... While I believe you can do worse than Chad Henne as your starter, you can also can do a heck of a lot better. With all of the young receivers drafted there the past few years, the Jags' desire to build off last season's strong finish and playing in a division that might be the NFL's worst, I feel Bortles starts to close this gap quickly. As much as the Jags might want to hold him off, I'm not sure they give him a redshirt year. I believe he establishes himself as the best quarterback on their roster in the preseason and the Jags end up letting him open the season under center. ..."
Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:
ESPN's Mike Sando takes a look at how Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel may fare if they play this season.
NFL.com's Elliot Harrison has the Jaguars 28th in his post-draft power rankings.
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks writes that the Jaguars got the biggest draft steal in the AFC South when they picked cornerback Aaron Colvin. Here's the rest of his division analysis.
SI.com's Don Banks delves into how the Jaguars use analytics in scouting and the draft.