JACKSONVILLE - Blake Bortles was the star of the Jaguars' preseason opener last Friday, but Chad Henne will still play the first half on Thursday against the Bears.
"I know Chad is going first and second quarter," Gus Bradley said. "And then Blake (Bortles) will come in the second half. And what we're leaning toward is him playing the second half."
Henne and the first-team offense struggled against the Bucs. He completed 4 of 7 passes for 30 yards but failed to lead the team to any points against Tampa Bay.
Bortles' rookie debut was deemed a success as he went 7 of 11 for 117 yards. But his plan for the Thursday night showdown against the Bears will not change.
"Go about it the same way," Bortles said. "I'll try and prepare as much as possible and be as ready as I can and whenever they say I'm in, then I'll go."
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