Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles may still be a developing young passer, but he’s quite skilled in one area: forgetting.
Quarterbacks need to forget quickly. They need to forget interceptions because dwelling on one poor read leads to a mental cloud that snowballs into more wayward balls. And they need to forget that throw behind a receiver because the process of repeating intricate mechanics doesn’t leave time for in-game scrutiny.
Bortles is skilled in the fine art of forgetting as the quarterback of a team that’s won only six games since the start of 2014.