Blake Bortles’ former head coach says he’s not a franchise quarterback

UCF head coach George O’Leary doesn’t believe his former quarterback Blake Bortles will be a franchise quarterback in the NFL.

“I think a franchise quarterback comes out once every 10 years, and he came out last year in [Andrew] Luck,” George O’Leary told Sports Radio 610 in Houston. “The ones I see succeed are understudies.”

O’Leary still believes Bortles has what it takes to be successful in the pros.

“Blake has all the things you’re looking for in a quarterback as far as size and mental capacity to handle a lot of things,” O’Leary said. “But that first year is tough because those guys are moving a lot faster than the college guys.

“Blake is going to be fine-tuned to what he needs to get done in the pro ranks.”