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Jaguars pick up Blake Bortles’ fifth-year option with good reason

The idea that Blake Bortles’ fourth season in the NFL would be pivotal for his career was validated Monday.

In what new Jaguars head honcho Tom Coughlin calls a “smart business decision,” Jacksonville exercised its fifth-year team option on the quarterback’s rookie contract. It would have been bigger news had the Jags decided not to do so.

“It makes sense for us going forward and it’s good for Blake and for the Jaguars,” Coughlin said, via the team’s release.

The Niners took Colorado’s Ahkello Witherspoon, a long and athletic corner who has a good shot to develop into a starter at the next level, with their other third-rounder, but what Lynch has been doing with his deals is putting San Francisco in a very strong position for the next stage of their rebuild.

Along with next year’s first-round pick, San Francisco has two second-rounders and a pair of third-rounders in 2018 and, given the Niners’ recent fortunes, those figure to be relatively high selections.

There has been a lot of additions made to the 49ers roster but the cold, hard truth is that this team is still a long way from getting back to being the perennial playoff contender they were under Jim Harbaugh.

For a team some believe would contend for a Super Bowl if it could figure out quarterback, Houston has a low projected win total for 2017. Indianapolis, meanwhile, has the position Cheap Football Practice Jerseys under control with Andrew Luck, the reason the Colts are the favorites to win the division.

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