Blake Bortles is getting another start for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

It could be his last.

Coach Doug Marrone announced Wednesday that Bortles will start the season finale at Houston (10-5), giving the embattled quarterback a chance to close out a subpar season on a positive note.

“The toughest part about it is you have no idea,” Bortles said about his future with the franchise.

Marrone said Bortles' mobility gives the Jaguars (5-10) a “better chance” against the Texans.

Bortles came off the bench at Miami last Sunday and led Jacksonville (5-10) to the go-ahead score in a 17-7 victory. He completed 5 of 6 passes for 39 yards and carried four times for 25 yards, including scampers of 14 and 13 yards on a field-goal drive that broke a 7-all tie.

Bortles looked considerably better than Cody Kessler, who was sacked five times and lost a fumble for the third consecutive week.

Bortles has been up and down in five seasons, posting a 24-48 career record. But it will be Bortles under center against the Texans, who can clinch the AFC South with a victory.

 

Steelers honor Edmunds

Terrell Edmunds rubbed the small mark on his forehead, one still visible more than a full week after the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety found himself on the wrong end of a collision with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

"It looks like I lost a fight," Edmunds said.

Yes and no. The 21-year-old Edmunds appeared to have Gronkowski stopped just short of a first down in the fourth quarter on Dec. 16 only to have Gronkowski extend his 6-foot-7 frame past the marker. Edmunds, giving away 6 inches and a good 50 pounds to Gronkowski, didn't mope or waste a second trying to shake the cobwebs out. He went right back to work. It's kind of his thing.

The player who was a bit of a surprise first-round pick when the Steelers took him with the 28th overall pick in April has proven to be one of the few constants during an uneven season for Pittsburgh (8-6-1), which needs to beat Cincinnati in the regular-season finale on Sunday and hope Baltimore loses to Cleveland to win a third straight AFC North title. Edmunds has played 1,132 snaps through 15 weeks, tops on the team and the sixth-highest total in the league.

Not bad considering he tore the labrum in his shoulder late in his final season at Virginia Tech. He was worried it would hinder his progress.

Hardly. A full 19 games (including preseason) into his first year as a professional, Edmunds — voted the team's Rookie of the Year on Wednesday — still looks fresh.

"He's durable," safety Sean Davis, named Rookie of the Year in 2016, said. "He hasn't missed. We ask him to do a lot. He does it. He does a good job with it. He's picking the game up well."