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Just A Matter Of Time For Bortles, Manziel Not So Much

Inevitability is the word that I think describes No. 3 overall pick Blake Bortles. It is simply a matter of time before we see him taking snaps during the 2014-15 regular season.

It has been announced that Chad Henne will start and they will slowly build Bortles to be their starter down the road, but the feeling is that Henne is one or two poor starts away from having to hand the ball over to Bortles. If Bortles puts on a performance similar to what he has done this preseason, then he will likely get to keep the reigns.

Bortles beat Henne in the QB game during the preseason. Just one example is when Bortles played only the last 1:43 of first half of the preseason finally and had more passing yards than Henne (89 yards versus Henne’s 70).

Bortles was completing passes to multiple receivers and marched the Jaguars down the field to kick a field goal as time expired. All of this was against the Detroit Lions first team defense.

In other words, Bortles could not have asked for a better preseason. I find it hard to believe that Bortles will not see starts when the marks in the L column start racking up.

For another rookie QB the story is quite different.

Johnny Manziel will be the backup in Cleveland and his stats during the preseason make that an easy decision to make.

Manziel has a special skill set that really shines when plays breakdown. The problem is that he is not accurate in the pocket. His stat line is not much to look at either but here it is for you to view none-the-less:

6-of-17 passing, 83 yards, one TD passing, plus four rushes for 55 yards

He will need time to develop his skills during the season, which means Brian Hoyer will continue to start in Cleveland for the foreseeable future.

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