The Jacksonville Jaguars finished one game away from their first Super Bowl trip in franchise history in 2017. That had far more to do with the NFL’s best defense and a punishing ground game than anything Blake Bortles did with his arm.
The 25-year-old did more damage with his legs than his arm in a playoff win over Buffalo, and he was uneven against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, Bortles played well enough against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game that the Jaguars re-upped him on a three-year, $54 million deal.nike jersey nfl cheap
Whether that deal turns out to be a bargain or a bust depends on which Bortles shows up in 2018.
Get the quarterback who completed over 70 percent of his passes for 326 yards in a Week 15 blowout of the Texans, and the Jaguars can beat any team in the NFL. With that stifling defense and Leonard Fournette cheap youth nfl jerseysrunning the ball, Jacksonville could represent the AFC in Super Bowl LIII.
But if the Jaguars get the Bortles who threw three interceptions the following week in San Francisco or the player who struggled with accuracy against the Bills and Steelers, the team will fall far short of Super Bowl contention.
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First, the Chiefs traded up in the 2017 NFL draft to acquire the Texas Tech star, which cost them their first-round pick this year. Then, despite winning the AFC West last year, another postseason disappointment led them to flip Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins for cornerback Kendall Fuller and a third-round pick.
This offseason, the Chiefs added wide receiver Sammy Watkins to an offense that already featured wideout Tyreek Hill, tight end Travis Kelce and tailback Kareem Hunt. It’s Mahomes’ time now, and Chiefs GM Brett Veach believes he’s ready, per Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News.
“From the day Patrick stepped on the field, in the rookie minicamp, the OTAs, the training camps, youth nfl jerseys he has always ‘wowed’ us,” Veach said. “He has a lot to learn yet. I think he grew tremendously. But having watched him day in and day out, take to the studying, take to working on his craft, he did a good job.”
Mahomes looked good in his lone start last year against the Denver Broncos,nfl youth jerseys but drawing grand conclusions from one Week 17 start is a fool’s errand. And given the team’s defensive deficiencies, Kansas City will be counting on the young quarterback to win more than a few shootouts.