JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars are back in town reporting to training camp Thursday on the eve of the team's first practice. That includes veteran quarterback and Jaguars starter Chad Henne. The Jacksonville signal caller is coming off a season where he threw 13 touchdowns against 14 interceptions after taking over the starting job from Blaine Gabbert. Henne now has a new quarterback to compete with in training camp, Blake Bortles.
"I'm not just satisfied with being named the starter, I want to be the starter for a long time in this league and in the future," Henne said while speaking to the media Thursday. "You know my job is to go out there and execute and play fast and help this team win as best that I can, so it's going to be a team effort and hopefully my leadership can expand what we did last year and finished up with"
Fans should see plenty of number three overall pick Blake Bortles in the preseason, but after those four games are complete the rookie heads to the bench to learn from Henne. "I think Blake's done a great job, really been growing in this offense, growing into a good quarterback in this league but there's so many ups and downs you feel as a rookie," said Henne. "So many distractions that you have to handle but I think he's done the right thing keeping himself under the radar and really pushing me and helping me out and hopefully I'm helping him out as well."
Training camp begins in earnest on Friday morning at the Florida Blue Practice Fields and will be open to the public.