It shouldn't be a surprise that some of the most disappointing teams of the season have a few of the most disappointing players. The Jacksonville Jaguars looked like a team primed to compete in the AFC South, but instead they're 2-11. The New York Jets won 10 games last season, but they have fallen to 4-9 in 2016. The 4-9 Los Angeles Rams have been putrid on offense and their coach has been fired.
Here's my ranking of the most disappointing players in 2016:
1. Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Bortles threw 35 touchdown passes season and, like Derek Carr, looked like a young quarterback on the rise. This year has been a nightmare, however. Many believed Bortles' 2015 numbers were tied to games in which the Jaguars trailed because they had one of the worst defenses in football. But Bortles has performed poorly this season even as the Jags' defense has improved. He has thrown 21 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions, including three pick-sixes. His yards-per-attempt average has dropped from 7.3 to 6.1. Jacksonville's scoring has dropped five points per game to 18.3. Coach Gus Bradley could lose his job and the organization could decide to move on from Bortles at some point. He has another year on his rookie deal, but the Jags likely will have a top-five pick in April's draft.