For now T.J. Yeldon Jerseys 2019 , the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback is trying to be supportive teammate.Bortles will start a regular-season game on the bench for the first time since Sept. 14, 2014, serving as Cody Kessler‘s backup against Indianapolis (6-5) on Sunday.“I put myself in this position and didn’t play good enough,” Bortles said Wednesday, two days after getting demoted. “Didn’t win football games, couldn’t find a way to get it done. And when that happens, it’s a business and everybody understands that. I don’t think there’s anything personal involved. As a quarterback, I think you have one job and that’s to win a football game, and if you don’t do that, your time’s probably limited.”Bortles sounded like someone who knows his time with Jacksonville is nearing the end.Bortles signed a three-year, $54 million contract in February and will count $21 million against the salary cap in 2019. If the Jags cut him before June 1, they would still take a $16.5 million hit against the cap.More Jacksonville Jaguars newsJaguars get help for Nick Foles with signings of WR Chris Conley, RT Cedric OgbuehiIt’s official: Jaguars agree to terms with Super Bowl MVP QB Nick FolesJaguars Black Yannick Ngakoue Jerseys , guard A.J. Cann agree to terms on 3-year contractJaguars reportedly agree to 4-year, $88 million deal with QB Nick FolesJaguars cut 5 veterans, including defensive lineman Malik Jackson, safety Tashaun GipsonThe fifth-year pro and third overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft seemed resigned to 鈥?at the very least 鈥?having to compete for the starting job next year.“Yeah, I have no problem with competition or anything,” he said. “I’m not in charge of the decisions that are made. I obviously put myself in this position and forced their decision to be made, but at the end of the day, they’re in charge of making those personnel decisions. And if it’s a competition or if it’s, ‘See you later; you’re out of here,’ whatever it is, I love playing football and would love the opportunity to play again.”Coach Doug Marrone benched Bortles and fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on the same day. He promoted Kessler and will have quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich call plays.“It’s always going to be a difference,” Marrone said. “Obviously, we have the same system. We aren’t going to be changing the terminology in a week. Cody played in this system and now he gets a full week of (practicing). I think that Scott knows what Cody can do obviously; he was his position coach. We’ll see when we get out there and see things during the week of what we’re going to be able to use.”Kessler hasn’t taken many first-team reps since training camp Yannick Ngakoue Jerseys 2019 , so he needs to develop some chemistry with his offensive linemen and receiving corps.He also won’t have running back Leonard Fournette (suspension) or three starting offensive linemen: left tackle Cam Robinson, left guard Andrew Norwell and center Brandon Linder. All three are on injured reserve.“There is a reason that every single player is here,” Kessler said. “You obviously want to have every guy out there that you can, but when you can’t, it is the same thing. Next man up, and we have guys that are going to be ready. And whoever is out there, everyone is competing and everyone is given an opportunity. I am excited. Everyone is here for a reason, and we are going to be ready to go.”Bortles took the benching in stride, saying and doing all the right things in his reduced role. He said he learned from longtime Jaguars backup Chad Henne how to handle getting benched and being a career backup.“One thing I’ve always said that I thought was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen is how Chad handled going from being the starter to the backup and how he was able to maturely handle that and be there for me and do whatever I needed or help me out in any way,” Bortles said. “Anytime I’ve ever been in that situation, that’s all I’ll try and do is kind of what he did and what I witnessed him do.“It’s be a professional and handle it the way you should. It’s a job, and our job is to be here and try to win football games, and as a backup quarterback or any quarterback that’s not the starter you job is to help the starter and help the rest of the offense score points and win.” Now that we’ve had the week of free agency to get everything out about the Jacksonville Jaguars signings Black Myles Jack Jerseys , we can move forward from arguing about contract dollars and worth and move on to discussing..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Jaguars Free Agency 2016Jaguars Film RoomNFL DraftJaguars Injury NewsLatest NewsHow many wins is Nick Foles worth?New,69commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareHow many wins is Nick Foles worth?Jacksonville JaguarsNow that we’ve had the week of free agency to get everything out about the Jacksonville Jaguars signings, we can move forward from arguing about contract dollars and worth and move on to discussing how the signings will impact the Jaguars for the 2019 season and beyond. Obviously the biggest move the Jaguars made was swapping out Blake Bortles for Nick Foles.So the question initially becomes; How many wins is Nick Foles worth?The 2018 season was a massive disappointment for the Jaguars, namely on the offensive side of the ball. It was one of the worst offenses in the league and second to last in points per game with an average of 15.3. To be frank, you’re not going to win many games only scoring 15 points and to do so requires a near lights out performance by your defense. Asking your defense to do that every game, as we saw last season, isn’t sustainable.That’s not to say there weren’t some games where the Jaguars defense let them down, but by and large it was the lack of production on offense that did the 2018 Jaguars in, even with all the injuries.Could Foles have saved 2018?One of the biggest arguments during the 2018 season was about the quarterback position and how much it was helping/hurting the Jaguars. Often you’d hear people exclaim that no quarterback could have success for the Jaguars that season because of the lack of playmakers and the injuries to the offensive line. I wholeheartedly disagree with that and think even someone like Nick Foles could have won more games last season because he’s simply a much better quarterback overall than Blake Bortles or Cody Kessler.My evidence: The Jaguars nearly went 3-1 with Cody Kessler starting.The Jaguars lost six games in 2018 by six points or less, four of those by a field goal. If the Jaguars anemic offense was able to just score an average of five points more per game they probably win at least four of those games, kicking their record to 9-7. It still misses the playoffs, but that’s a hell of a lot better than 5-11.A big sink in the Jaguars offense last season was they just got absolutely nothing for the quarterback position, regardless of what was going on around them. Simply put Myles Jack Jerseys 2019 , in a vacuum both Blake Bortles and Cody Kessler were awful anchors for the Jaguars offense in different ways. For Bortles, he couldn’t hit simple passes and didn’t take care of the football. For Kessler, you lost any ability for explosive plays and you had to play the grinder game.But playing that grinder game kept the Jaguars close enough to win some games, but it also makes it so a simple mistake kills you. The Jaguars with Foles probably beat the Steelers, they probably beat Washington and they still beat the Dolphins. A simple upgrade to a consistently average quarterback, at worst, transforms that offense. It won’t be the Kansas City Chiefs, but maybe you’re the Baltimore Ravens or Cincinnati Bengals and averaging 23-24 points per game.Nick Foles doesn’t need to make the Jaguars offense a Top 5 offense in the NFL, they just need to average about 23-24 points a game as long as the defense stays as good as it has been the past two years and they should win a handful more games than they did in 2018, even with the lack of offensive playmakers they currently have.If Foles can do that, he will be well worth his contract.