The Jaguars are one game closer to the regular season, but no further along on their choice at quarterback.
"I'm not going to stand up here and comment a lot on the two," Marrone said after the game, per the team's official website. "I'm going to go back and look at things and see where we're at."
A milquetoast tie between the pair likely benefits Henne, who was promoted to the first-string role last week after two uninspiring, mistake-prone starts by Bortles.
Against the Panthers, Henne hit 8 of 13 throws for 74 yards while Bortles entered later to string together a pair of touchdown marches while going 12 of 16 for 125 yards with one scoring strike and an interception.
Making matters worse, both Henne and Bortles were hurt by a ground game that served up multiple negative-yardage runs, which made "it very difficult for whoever's playing quarterback," per Marrone.
With or without the surrounding support, Jacksonville simply doesn't have a signal-caller who screams "franchise passer." They've got two underwhelming options under center, meaning both will likely play during another long season on offense for the Jags.