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Blake Bortles | Quarterback | #5

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 236
College: UCF
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (3) / JAC
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Blake Bortles had surgery on his right wrist last Friday.
He’s battled the wrist issue since the 2016 season. This makes things tricky for the Jaguars, as Bortles’ 2018 fifth-year option is only guaranteed for injury. It becomes guaranteed on the third day of the league year (March 16) if Bortles is still on the roster. Bortles' timeline for recovery is unknown, but it seems highly likely it will put the Jaguars in a tough position. Bortles returning to Jacksonville would likely halt the rumors of the Jags acquiring Kirk Cousins or Alex Smith. Jan 29 - 10:52 PM

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Blake Bortles said he'd be "thrilled" to return to the Jaguars next season.

"I would be thrilled to be able to stay here and play here," said Bortles following Sunday's loss to New England in the AFC Championship Game. "Hopefully that can happen." Bortles was a serviceable game manager for Jacksonville this season but remains the weak link on a team with legitimate championship aspirations. Bortles' fifth-year option is only guaranteed for injury, so Jacksonville could conceivably move on from him without any cap consequences. Kirk Cousins and Alex Smith would be obvious replacements if the Jags decide to throw in the towel on Bortles this offseason.
Jan 22 - 5:25 PM

Blake Bortles completed 23-of-36 passes for 293 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 24-20, AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots.

Correctly viewed as the weak link of the Jags' roster, Bortles played one of his best games of the season when it mattered most. Managed and manipulated to near perfection by OC Nathaniel Hackett, Bortles stayed composed and aggressive for 60 minutes. Two of his best throws were lofted incompletions that narrowly missed. The loss was the Jags' first all season where Bortles didn't commit a turnover. Bortles was not the reason the Jags fell short in New England. Going on 26, Bortles is headed into the fifth and final "club option" year of his rookie contract. It's guaranteed for injury only. The Jags could move on without penalty. Improved quarterback play would have Jacksonville among the 2018-19 Super Bowl favorites.
Jan 21 - 6:18 PM

Blake Bortles completed 14-of-26 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown and rushed five times for 35 yards in the Jaguars' Divisional Round upset win over the Steelers.

He committed zero turnovers and took zero sacks. The Jaguars focused on the running game and high-percentage completions for Bortles, who handed off three times to Leonard Fournette for touchdowns and got his own on a 14-yard scoring pass to FB Tommy Bohanon. Bortles’ best throw came on a 45-yard bomb to Keelan Cole deep down the middle in the second half. After an abysmal showing in the Wild Card Round, Bortles rebounded for a much more composed performance supplemented by productive scrambles that kept the chains moving. The Jaguars now visit Foxboro for the AFC Championship.
Jan 14 - 5:12 PM

Blake Bortles completed 12-of-23 passes for 87 yards in the Jaguars' 10-3, Wild Card win over the Bills, adding 10 rushes for 88 additional yards.

Unspeakably bad as a passer in the first half, Bortles turned to his legs after the break. They helped key the game's lone touchdown drive, and left the Bills' defense scrambling for answers. It's lightning that's going to have an extremely difficult time striking twice in the Divisional Round against the Steelers. The Jags need to, and almost certainly will, make finding a quarterback their offseason priority.
Jan 7 - 4:19 PM

Blake Bortles completed 15-of-34 passes for 158 yards and two interceptions in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Titans.

He now has five interceptions over his last two games. In order to pull off next week's Wild Card win over Buffalo, the Jaguars will need Bortles to play more ball-secure football. Expect a run-heavy approach from Jacksonville.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:51:00 PM

Despite already being locked into the AFC's No. 3 seed, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has no plans to rest starters in Sunday's game against the Titans.

"Make no mistake about it, just so there is not a lot of talk during the week: When the players come in (Wednesday), we are talking about how we are going to play to win and do everything we possibly can to win this game, period," Marrone said. "I am not even thinking about what happens beyond that, and that is the way we are going to go about our business this week." Sunday's game means everything for the Titans, and the Jags are coming off a humbling, sloppy defeat in San Francisco. Headed to the postseason for the first time since 2007-08, we are not surprised the Jags are treating Week 17 like a normal game. They can't afford to coast into January.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 07:28:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 32-of-50 passes for 382 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions and rushed five times for 31 yards in the Jaguars' Week 16 loss to the 49ers.

Although this performance will be widely criticized by those seeking confirmation bias on Bortles following his previous month-long hot run, Bortles does deserve credit for rallying the Jaguars back in a game where their defense could not stop Jimmy Garoppolo and gave up a game-sealing 30-yard rushing score to Matt Breida. Bortles was also a monster in terms of fantasy scoring. He will get another favorable matchup in Week 17 against a Titans defense that Jared Goff just carved for four touchdowns.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 08:00:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 21-of-29 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns in the Jaguars' Week 15 win over the Texans.

He was rested in the fourth quarter in favor of Chad Henne with the Jags up 38-7. Bortles has made major stretch-run strides in an offense that has struggled to run lately and has embraced a pass-heavier approach. Bortles has capitalized with higher-efficiency passing, and he shredded the Texans from start to finish on Sunday. He hit Jaydon Mickens twice for red-zone touchdowns and Keelan Cole for his third. Bortles will remain a high-end QB1 streamer when the Jags face the 49ers next.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 03:51:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 18-of-27 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Seahawks.

Bortles did his damage in the third quarter where he completed all four of his passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns. The first score was an 18-yard corner route to Dede Westbrook that put the Jaguars up 10-0. He then followed that up with an on-target rainbow to Keelan Cole for a 75-yard touchdown for his second touchdown of the quarter. After that, Bortles was only asked to protect the lead, throwing just six passes the rest of the way. Bortles has made himself a solid starting fantasy option, posting 16 or more points in six of his past seven games with three straight QB1 scoring weeks. With Houston and San Francisco left on his fantasy playoff schedule over the next two weeks, Bortles is set up for a strong finish to the fantasy season.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 08:54:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 26-of-35 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns in the Jaguars' 30-10, Week 13 win over the Colts.

Bortles added 27 yards on three carries as a runner. He bounced back from a poor performance in the Jaguars loss to the Cardinals in Week 12. He was able to thread the Colts secondary as his receivers got open at will. Bortles' showed off his deep accuracy on a touch-pass to WR Keelan Cole in between the safety and cornerback. He will be a QB2 against the Seahawks in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:52:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 19-of-33 passes for 160 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' 27-24, Week 12 loss to the Cardinals.

He was much more effective as a runner, rushing for 62 yards and two touchdowns on six attempts. They were the second and third rushing scores of Bortles' career and provided the entire offense, as Leonard Fournette was completely shut down to a 12-25 line. Borltes didn't make any plays as a passer, and his interception late in the fourth quarter was a total back-breaker with the game tied 24-24. The Jaguars were already on the fringe of K Josh Lambo's field-goal range at the time. Bortles does more harm than good for this team, and the defense wasn't able to save him in this one. Bortles will be a QB2 next week at home against the Colts.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 07:55:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 17-of-30 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown in the Jaguars' 19-7, Week 11 win over the Browns.

Bortles also fumbled twice, losing one. The Jags' defense positively dominated the Browns' inept offense, but Cleveland still had the ball with a chance to win with 1:30 remaining. Thankfully for the Jags, DeShone Kizer is even worse than Bortles. The Jags' quarterback remains a major liability. He's thrown for one or zero touchdowns in 9-of-10 starts this season. He won't be on the streaming radar against the Cardinals in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 05:23:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 28-of-51 passes for 273 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Jaguars' Week 10 win over the Chargers.

Prior to today, Bortles hadn't even attempted 40 passes in a game this season. For some reason, the Jaguars went super pass-heavy in the second half, even though they were only trailing by three points. Bortles tried his best to lose the game, tossing a pair of interceptions to Chargers S Tre Boston with less than two minutes to go, down by three, and just 27 seconds apart, but the Jacksonville defense did its job and stole the win away for the Jaguars. Bortles gets a tasty matchup with the Browns at home in Week 11, but he's real hard to trust as a QB1 streamer.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 05:02:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 24-of-38 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Bengals.

Jacksonville went pass heavy with Leonard Fournette sidelined. Bortles played mistake free and didn't have any trouble moving the offense. His touchdown was a goal-line throw to Marqise Lee on third down. Through eight games, Bortles is on pace for 3,314 yards and a 20:10 TD/INT ratio. He'll get a matchup with the Chargers in Week 10.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 04:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Blake Bortles
RB1Leonard Fournette
2T.J. Yeldon
3Corey Grant
4Tyler Gaffney
5Brandon Wilds
GLB1Leonard Fournette
2T.J. Yeldon
3RB1Leonard Fournette
2T.J. Yeldon
FB1Tommy Bohanon
2Tim Cook
WR11Dede Westbrook
2Keelan Cole
3Jaelen Strong
4Tevaun Smith
WR21Allen Hurns
2Rashad Greene
3Jaydon Mickens
4Shane Wynn
5Lamar Atkins
WR31Keelan Cole
TE1Marcedes Lewis
2James O'Shaughnessy
3Ben Koyack
4David Grinnage
LT1Cam Robinson
2Josh Wells
LG1Tyler Shatley
2Chris Reed
3Brandon Thomas
C1Brandon Linder
RG1A.J. Cann
2Josh Walker
3Avery Gennesy
RT1Jermey Parnell
2William Poehls
K1Josh Lambo