NFL trade rumors: Jaguars not looking to deal for a quarterback

The Jaguars seem to be staying put at quarterback.

Jacksonville is not looking to deal for a signal caller despite its struggles at the position, according to a report from ESPN. The team believes the addition of running back Carlos Hyde — who it acquired last week — and the eventual return of star Leonard Fournette will help the Jaguars improve their play under center, the report said.

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announced Monday that Blake Bortles will remain the team’s starting quarterback. He was benched in the third quarter of the 20-7 loss to the Texans last weekend after throwing for just 61 yards and fumbling twice.

Cody Kessler replaced Bortles and passed for 156 yards along with a touchdown along as well as an interception.

Bortles has started 68 games for the Jaguars over the last five seasons. He has completed 60.6 percent of his passes with nine scores and eight interceptions in seven games in 2018.

Jacksonville is on a three-game losing streak and dropped to 3-4 after falling to Houston. The Jaguars will face the Eagles in Week 8 action Sunday.