The Jacksonville Jaguars have quarterback controversy.
The golden boy, Blake Bortles has fallen out of the graces of the city and the team rather quickly. After those around the team were calling for a change last season, Bortles resurrected his career and led the Jags to the AFC Championship game where they should have beaten the Patriots. Once further, earlier just this year the Jaguars signed Blake to a 3-year, $54 million contract.
Now their stuck. Bortles is getting benched, Chad Henne can't do much better and the Jaguars are effectively without a quarterback to lead their team.
To pour a little salt over that wound, a report surfaced Monday morning that claims the Jags might have had a shot at landing Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins if they would have only ponied up a little more money.
According to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports fame, the Jaguars were ready to offer Cousins $24 million a year guaranteed, but were unwilling to raise that price to the $28 million the Vikings did.
They opted to pay Bortles $18 million a year and now it looks like that's all going to be a waste.
It's unclear what Cousins might have thought about a Jaguars offer that matched the Vikings. Both teams were competitive in 2017 and showed promise for 2018. Jacksonville has no income tax and warm weather...could that have swayed Kirk away from the Vikings?
I guess we'll never know...