Blake Bortles throws first TD pass and good times are had by all
Blake Bortles is a force of nature. A unstoppable entity that must be reckoned with. He's in your face, he's taking no prisoners.
Actually, he's still at rookie quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he accomplished a first on Friday night against the Detroit Lions: his first touchdown toss!
The throw itself wasn't amazing, just your typical 13-yard pass to undrafted rookie wide receiver Allen Hurns (more on him in a minute), but it was the reaction on social media that stood out. See for yourself.
Touchdown, Jaguars. Bortles with the pass. Get used to it.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 23, 2014
And there's Bortles' first TD pass. Fitting it goes to Hurns for his first TD catch. They'll have to fight it out to see who keeps the ball.— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) August 23, 2014
Blake Bortles continues to do the only thing that might just change the Jaguars’ mind in 2014: He’s playing the most obvious kind of good.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 23, 2014
Bortles has the goods. Period.— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) August 23, 2014
If Johnny Manziel was playing even near the level of Blake Bortles, the world would explode.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 23, 2014
bortles can father my children— Jessica Beccaccio (@jessica_annaB) August 23, 2014
Soo who else thinks Henne should be out of a job? Or out of a starting position... I'm really lovin Bortles! #Jags— Becca Pitts (@BeccaPitts) August 23, 2014
I'm watching a preseason game late I'm the third quarter simply for more Bortles.— Jim Mogle (@FSUMogle) August 23, 2014
BORTLES pic.twitter.com/43sHxdPR74— Clint Tolbert (@ClintT_) August 23, 2014
Is it a bit much? Maybe, but it's still fun. Can you blame them? Check out this play Bortles made before his touchdown throw.
Hoooo, that's just plain fun. And speaking of fun, Jaguars fans are having a ball watching Hurns, who has turned in yet another quality preseason performance. He pulled down another 100-plus receiving yards on Friday night and is making a case to not just make the team, but get some playing time once games start counting in September.