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Blake Bortles | Quarterback | #5

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 239
College: UCF
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (3) / JAC
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Blake Bortles completed 20-of-33 passes for 271 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Jaguars' 17-16, Week 6 win over the Bears.
He also lost a fumble. It was far from a crisp performance, with Bortles missing a few throws and getting others batted, but his "interception" was more of an Allen Robinson drop in the end zone. Bortles' lost fumble was inexcusable, as he got chased down from behind holding the ball with one hand. The Jags struggled mightily for first downs in the first half, but finally got in rhythm after the break. Bortles has only eight passing touchdowns through five games, but the Raiders are an inviting Week 7 matchup. Oct 16 - 4:08 PM

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Blake Bortles completed 19-of-33 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns in the Jaguars' Week 4 win over the Colts in London.

As has been the case all season, Bortles struggled with accuracy in a game the Jaguars should have won going away. He could have put the game to bed with a fourth-quarter drive, but he underthrew two open receivers to give Indy the ball back. Bortles did hit Allen Hurns for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown, but Hurns did the hard work himself after catching a short pass in the flat. Bortles has struggled this season, but he gets a cake matchup with the Bears following the bye. He will be a QB1 in that game.
Oct 2 - 12:51 PM

Blake Bortles completed 24-of-38 passes for two touchdowns and three interceptions and rushed three times for 17 yards in the Jaguars' Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

Bortles started off poorly, completing just 10-of-19 passes for 78 yards in the first half. He fared a little better after halftime, particularly in the third quarter when he connected on 9-of-10 throws for 87 yards and a touchdown. Both of his scores went to Allen Robinson, who played out of his mind on Sunday. Despite a few nice stretches, Bortles ultimately couldn’t get out of his own way, losing the game with a pair of fourth quarter interceptions. The first was a complete misfire to T.J. Yeldon that wound up in the hands of Tavon Young. Bortles was picked again on a desperation heave with 15 seconds left in regulation. Through three games the Jaguars have looked just as inept as they've always been despite entering the year with unusually high expectations. Coach Gus Bradley will be lucky to keep his job after Sunday’s embarrassment.
Sep 25 - 4:59 PM

Blake Bortles completed 31-of-50 passes for 329 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Jaguars' Week 2 loss to the Chargers.

He led the Jags with 34 yards on the ground. The fantasy line looks good, but Bortles struggled against San Diego. He turned the ball over three times in the first half to help the Chargers to a 21-0 lead at the break, and he did not find any real success until deep into garbage time. Both of his interceptions were poor, but the second was a very questionable decision down the field with three Chargers in the area. This was a bad game for Bortles, but he has a nice bounceback opportunity at home next week against the Ravens.
Sep 18 - 8:19 PM

Blake Bortles completed 24-of-39 passes for 320 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Jacksonville's 27-23, Week 1 loss to the Packers.

He added two carries for two yards. Despite finding the end zone only once, Bortles picked up where he left off last year, airing the ball out and letting his pass catchers make plays. His touchdown was a beautifully-delivered sideline bomb to Julius Thomas. Bortles was inches away from score No. 2, but Allen Robinson couldn't make a spectacular catch in the end zone. His pick was alligator armed by Marqise Lee. Bortles will remain a mid-range QB1 for next week's road trip to San Diego.
Sep 11 - 4:42 PM

Blake Bortles completed 10-of-16 passes for 52 yards Sunday night against the Bengals.

Penalties and a lost fumble derailed the Jags' offense early in the first half, but Bortles was able to get the ship moving in the right direction with a great throw to Allen Hurns for a third-down conversion in the second quarter. It was not the dominating performance we saw from the offense in the first two games, but Bortles still made his fair share of plays. His ADP is still a shade high, but he should return back-end QB1 value this season.
Aug 28 - 9:58 PM

Blake Bortles completed 8-of-11 passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night against the Bucs.

Bortles looked completely comfortable Saturday night, firing multiple passes to Allen Robinson and hooking up with T.J. Yeldon and Allen Hurns for scores. The touchdown to Hurns was a great touch pass which just floated over the outstretched arm of the defender. Bortles is now 14-of-18 for 190 yards and two scores this preseason.
Aug 20 - 9:43 PM

The Jaguars scored just 35 first-quarter points in 2015.

The mark was the second worst in the league. Despite the struggles early, the Jaguars managed to finish 14th in total scoring on the back of 26 second-half offensive touchdowns. 23 of those touchdowns came through the air, which represented almost two-thirds of Blake Bortles' scoring output last season. An improved defense should help Jacksonville stay in games, but they need to start faster on offense. An improved running game could help in that endeavor.
Jul 26 - 9:39 AM

Blake Bortles sought advice from Aaron Rodgers and Carson Palmer this offseason.

Bortles is hoping to avoid a letdown after putting together a breakout year in 2015. Bouncing ideas off two of the game's best is a good way to keep the ball rolling. "Aaron was awesome," said Bortles. "One of the things he said was, ‘Don’t try and score 21 points every time you have the ball.’" Palmer gave similar advice, imploring Bortles to "build chemistry and rapport" with his teammates. Bortles still has plenty of room for improvement. He led the league with 18 interceptions last year while completing just 58.6 percent of his passes.
Jul 17 - 9:02 AM

The Florida Times-Union expects Jacksonville to extend Blake Bortles after this season.

Bortles isn’t a free agent until 2018, but the Jaguars have a history of locking up players early. With the second most cap space in the league, there’s incentive for a new deal to get done next offseason. Bortles projects to regress from last year’s 35 touchdowns, but will eventually push for $20 million annually.
Jul 6 - 7:06 PM

Jaguars OC Greg Olson said the team plans to use more no-huddle this season.

"When we evaluated the end of the season, we thought one of the things Blake [Bortles] was pretty comfortable with was our two-minute package," Olson said, "so we’ve incorporated [more] of that." Bortles only attempted 35 passes from the no-huddle last season, but he averaged 10.4 yards per attempt and threw two touchdowns against zero interceptions. That is obviously a tiny sample size, but it is worth seeing if he can keep up that success.
Jun 4 - 12:19 PM

Coach Gus Bradley doesn't anticipate the Jaguars making big changes to the offense in 2016.

Blake Bortles is coming off a breakout year but instead of giving him more responsibilities, the Jaguars want to keep him at his comfort level. "I think the common thing for an offensive coordinator is to say, 'Okay, he understands it. Let’s add more,'" said Bradley. "That’s not what we’re going to do. I think that’s a big mistake to add more to his plate." Bradley said the focus will be "refining" the offense already in place instead of adding to it. Jacksonville's passing game was much improved last season and should take another step forward in 2016 with Allen Robinson emerging as one of the best wide receivers in football.
Mar 25 - 2:24 PM

Jaguars OC Greg Olson said the team is "going to accelerate" Blake Bortles' development.

"You need to make sure [the offense] is tailored to fit the quarterback if you believe it’s your guy, if it’s not a turnstile," Olson said. "We’re comfortable with Blake Bortles. We’re going to accelerate his development." Bortles took a huge jump in Olson's first year as coordinator, throwing for 4,428 yards and 35 touchdowns. Despite the growth, Bortles also tossed 18 interceptions, took 51 sacks and completed under 59 percent of his passes. There is still plenty of room for Bortles to improve, and he has the weapons around him to make the jump. Despite some likely touchdown regression, Bortles will be an upside QB1 selection next season.
Jan 26 - 1:24 PM

Blake Bortles has a broken left thumb.

It's in a cast, but it appears Bortles should avoid surgery. It doesn't sound like it will cost him any time in the Jaguars' offseason program. Bortles has suffered a ton of minor injuries through his first two years in the league, but hasn't missed a game since claiming the starting job.
Jan 5 - 1:24 PM

Blake Bortles completed 17-of-32 passes for 239 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions in the Jaguars' 30-6, Week 17 loss to the Texans.

He also fumbled twice, losing one. Bortles' second pick was housed for a 27-yard score. It was a truly dreadful pass into double coverage. The game was easily the worst of Bortles' otherwise promising sophomore campaign. Bortles still has a long ways to go in the accuracy and awareness departments, but is a true playmaker, one who threw for a Jaguars record 4,428 yards and 35 touchdowns this season. Bortles could be in for some fantasy regression in 2016 — an astounding number of the Jaguars' TDs came through the air this season — but his receiver duo of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns will help keep him locked in as a high-upside QB1.
Jan 3 - 4:32 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Brandon Allen
RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Chris Ivory
3Denard Robinson
4Corey Grant
GLB1Chris Ivory
2T.J. Yeldon
3RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Chris Ivory
WR11Allen Robinson
2Marqise Lee
3Arrelious Benn
WR21Allen Hurns
2Rashad Greene
WR31Marqise Lee
TE1Julius Thomas
2Marcedes Lewis
3Ben Koyack
4Neal Sterling
LT1Kelvin Beachum
LG1Chris Reed
2Luke Joeckel
C1Brandon Linder
2Tyler Shatley
RG1A.J. Cann
2Patrick Omameh
RT1Jermey Parnell
2Bryce Harris
K1Jason Myers