Bortles making leaps and bounds while Manziel no fan of practice

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has blown away his coaches in training camp so far. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has blown away his coaches in training camp so far. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:23 PM ET

There are quarterbacks who practice well and, then, there is Johnny Manziel.

The Browns’ No. 1 draft pick has not been getting rave reviews.

Meantime, the No. 3 over-all pick in the draft, Blake Bortles, who hasn’t received nearly Manziel’s acclaim or notoriety, is progessing beyond expectation.

Jacksonville offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said Bortles has improved much quicker than expected since summer workouts and now through the first week of training camp.

“One of the things that you ask of him is to come in here and not just start from Day 1 again,” Fisch said. “We didn’t want Groundhog Day. We didn’t want a repeat performance ... to be like nothing’s changed from the day before. It was a matter of how much is he going to know ... going to recall.”

Evidently he has looked smarter than your average, uh ... Johnny Football?


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