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Earlier today, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said that he already decided which quarterback -- Blake Bortles or Cody Kessler -- will start in the team's Week 8 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.


While Marrone said he would be sticking with Bortles, he did clarify that the QB would be on a short leash.

No matter who is under center for the Jags on Sunday, we can still have our own fantasy-based argument as to who we'd rather start at QB -- Bortles or Kessler?


What can we say about Bortles that hasn't already been said? He is undoubtedly the most disrespected quarterback in the NFL, despite winning two playoff games last season and nearly escaping Foxborough with an AFC Championship win over the New England Patriots.

You would think that success would be enough to silence the critics, but lackluster play over the last two games has brought them back out in full force. Bortles was benched in favor of Kessler in Sunday's game, but he will get another chance in Week 8 against the Eagles. 

The Jags might not be totally in the wrong to give Kessler a shot. The former USC-standout had a great collegiate career and did look competent in limited action for the Cleveland Browns in the past, but all this team really needs is a game manager. Their defense and running game are both elite, so it shouldn't take too much for anyone to be successful under center.

The Jaguars have had quarterback issues dating all the way back to the post-Mark Brunell days, so it would be nice to finally get that issue solved once and for all. For now, Bortles will try and recover this almost-lost season, but I don't think anyone in Jacksonville is holding their breath.


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