The Jaguars have a window of opportunity to attempt to negotiate a new deal with a free-agent quarterback before the window closes on severing ties with Blake Bortles. Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, the Jaguars currently are exploring their exploring their options, actively. While the tampering rules prohibit direct communications with [more]
The specific quirks of the NFL’s offseason schedule give the Jaguars a unique opportunity as the 2018 league year approaches. The fifth-year option gives quarterback Blake Bortles a salary of $19 million for 2018. It becomes fully guaranteed on March 14, the first day of the league year. The two-day negotiating period that precedes the [more]
Bortles is their guy. But they didn’t really have a choice.
Bortles had his best season in 2017 and he's set to make $19.1 million in 2018
The Jaguars went to the AFC Championship game,and at times they went there despite Blake Bortles. But they’re apparently content with him for another year, and won’t pursue another starting quarterback this offseason. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Jaguars are planning to keep Bortles. He recently underwent wrist surgery, and his [more]
Bortles dealt with the issue all season but did not miss a game.
The Jaguars will owe the injured Bortles $19 million in 2018 if he can’t pass a physical by March 14.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had surgery on his right wrist on Friday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Bortles was listed with the wrist issue on every injury report this seasons for the Jaguars. Despite the injury, Bortles completed a career-high 60.2 percent of his passes with 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also [more]
Stephon Gilmore’s game-saving one-handed play against Blake Bortles looks nearly identical to one he made against the Patriots back in (...)
While speaking to reporters on Monday, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles reflected on this year’s success and said “we have an opportunity to build on that and try to make it a consistent-year-in-year-out thing.” Bortles isn’t exactly guaranteed to be back for the next year of Jaguars football, however. The team exercised an option on Bortles’ [more]
Blake Bortles was OK in the AFC Championship, but he wasn’t good enough to get the Jaguars to the Super Bowl. The Jacksonville Jaguars were one of the best feel-good stories in the 2017 season. Led by a ferocious young defense, an old-school...Show More Summary
Now that the 2017 season has ended for the Jaguars, a critical decision has moved immediately to the top of the to-do list. What to do with quarterback Blake Bortles? As a top-10 pick in 2014, Bortles is entitled to a fully-guaranteed fifth-year option of $19 million for 2018. The Jaguars can avoid that only [more]
Did Blake Bortles do enough to be the clear choice for 2018?
WHY DID YOU ABANDON OUR STORY!?!?!? There was a moment in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship game, as Blake Bortles was successfully Bortling and the Patriots were down by ten points, that I allowed myself to wonder what would happen to the TB Times — Tom Brady’s fake newspaper — if the Patriots lost. Show More Summary
Tom Brady — with a lesser defense and a lesser rushing attack — put the Patriots on his back in a way Blake Bortles couldn’t for the Jaguars. Blake Bortles completed 64 percent of his passes for 293 yards in the AFC Championship. Tom...Show More Summary
The Jaguars may have mismanaged the AFC Championship, but it’s hard to blame them: There’s no point believing anyone can beat the Patriots anymore. It’s weird to wish that a team would let Blake Bortles throw more, especially when that team is up late. Show More Summary
Jacksonville’s quarterback played his heart out today. Read more...
The enduring image of the Jaguars' crushing 24-20 AFC title game loss will be quarterback Blake Bortles appearing to cry on the sideline as time ran out.
What is this salty discharge?
The Jacksonville Jaguars came into the AFC Championship game and gave the New England Patriots everything they could handle. Up by double digits in the second half, the Jags had everything in front of them, until a bunch of untimely penalties did them in for good and put the New England Patriots in the Super […]