The Jacksonville Jaguars are opening up a quarterback battle for the starting gig, which had, up until this point, belonged to Blake Bortles.

Bortles has underwhelmed so much so that veteran Chad Henne has pushed him for the starting gig and the Jaguars are open to Henne winning the job.

For now, the Jags have a good ole’ fashioned quarterback competition.

“I’m looking for someone that’s going to lead this offense,” Marrone said after Jacksonville’s preseason loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“I’m not happy with the performance today. I’m not going to sit here and BS anyone. Everyone saw it out there. Whatever you want to call it, I’m still trying to evaluate who the best person is at that position.”

Bortles again struggled in Thursday night’s game while when Henne came in he looked much better.

“I’ll approach it the same way,” Bortles said of the pending competition.

“I’ll approach tomorrow as I treated yesterday and as I treated today. I don’t think anything changes from my mindset or anything there. I think it’s my job to go out there and earn the respect and trust of those guys as well as the coaching staff, and that’s what I’m kind of on a mission to do.”

Henne is primed for the opportunity to once again be a starter in the league.

“I always took it as I’m always competing and never really said I’m the backup even though that’s the way it was,” Henne said.

“I still study hard and try to prove in practice what I can do. All I can do is to try to get myself better prepared each week.”