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I know that the team has said since the beginning that Blake Bortles will likely redshirt his rookie season, but I think there was belief amongst many that the team would go back on its word.
A few weeks removed from the draft, the organization holds strong in its position.
Bradley was recently on NFL Network's NFL Total Access commenting on Bortles’ future:
“And we do feel good about where Blake’s at, but we feel like this time that he has under Chad, a year to develop, will be really good in the end result.”
In the age of rookie quarterbacks who immediately contribute (Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton and Russell Wilson), it’s hard to imagine that the team would be willing to wait for its No. 1 overall pick. However, given the climate of the rebuilding franchise, giving Bortles time to adjust is definitely a best-case scenario.
Right away Bortles will get to learn from Chad Henne, which should benefit him in the future.