The first of the three quarterbacks drafted last night in the first round was Blake Bortles, chosen with the third pick overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Former Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian has talked about how if you are a top choice at quarterback, you need to play right away. Bortles respectfully disagrees and thinks he can learn a great deal by sitting back up:
“I think a ton. If you look at guys in the past, guys have performed better and had better careers if they were understuides and sat for a year. If I sit for a year or two years, however long it is, being able to absorb and learn and be a sponge and soak everything up.”