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Blake Bortles To Start At Quarterback vs. Eagles

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone announced Monday afternoon that Blake Bortles will start this Sunday's game against the Eagles in London.

"I spoke to both quarterbacks this afternoon and told them that Blake will be our team's starting quarterback," he said in a statement. "I believe this gives us the best opportunity to win."

Bortles was benched in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Houston Texans as Jacksonville trailed 20-0 and Bortles had two fumbles. The Jaguars lost the game, their third loss in a row, by a final of 20-7.

Bortles was 6-of-12 for 61 yards when backup quarterback Cody Kessler came in relief. Kessler completed 21 of 30 passes for 156 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

This season, Bortles is 151-of-249 (60.6 percent) with 1,735 yards, nine touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Since October 4, he's had the worst passer rating in the league with a mark of 60.4. In 2017, on the way to the AFC Championship, Bortles was 315-of-523 (60.2 percent) with 3,687 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.

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