Jaguars HC Doug Marrone told reporters on Friday (per Michael DiRocco) that he is not considering re-inserting QB Blake Bortles into the starting lineup and said the starting job still belongs to Cody Kessler.
DiRocco notes that the Jaguars only scored one offensive touchdown in Kessler’s two starts since taking over for Bortles.
Kessler, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Browns back in 2016. He’s in the third year of his four-year, $3.3 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $758,098 and $912,147 over the final two years of the agreement.
The Browns traded Kessler to the Jaguars this past March for a 2019 seventh-round pick.
In 2018, Kessler has appeared in four games and completed 66 percent of his passes for 546 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He has also rushed for 53 yards.