Facing a heat-seeking Lions pass rush, Henne generated just 70 yards through the air over four dead-on-arrival drives that generated a mere three points.
It took Bortles 84 seconds to outshine Henne's entire body of work, taking over just before halftime to engineer a 10-play, 79-yard drive that triggered a field goal. The rookie even did his best Dan Marino impression along the way, dialing up a fake spike on an attempted touchdown dart.
Finishing 10-of-16 passing for 158 yards, Bortles elevated his preseason totals to an eye-popping 28 of 44 for 435 yards and a touchdown for a passer rating of 103.9.
The rookie's positive traits have been consistent: A young quarterback able to build rhythm with his receivers, evade pressure and pile up yardage through the air. The stage hasn't been too big.
Henne's leash needs to be a short one. After all, his Hobbit-level ceiling is altogether uninspiring, while Bortles is just beginning to reveal what he's capable of. Why wait?