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Blake Bortles | Quarterback | #5

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: UCF
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (3) / JAC
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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

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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

Blake Bortles completed 27-of-35 passes for 368 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in the Jaguars' 38-27, Week 16 loss to the Saints.

Bortles also fumbled twice, losing one. 90 of his yards came on an Allen Robinson touchdown where Brandon Browner got embarrassed. Bortles did what was expected against the Saints' historically bad defense, but his own defense was even worse, while turnovers and drops eliminated any chance the Jags had of pulling out a road victory. Bortles has remained sloppy as a sophomore, but emerged as a genuine playmaker, and someone who reliably takes advantage of good matchups. It's been a very promising campaign on the whole. He has a tough Week 17 matchup in a resurgent Texans defense that has everything to play for.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 07:53:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 23-of-38 passes for 297 yards, a touchdown, and an interception and rushed six times for 44 yards and another score in the Jags' Week 15 loss to the Falcons.

Bortles sparked a two-minute drive at the end of the first half with a long run on a read option keeper, but he ended the drive with an interception at the goal line which set up an Atlanta field goal as time expired. Bortles bounced back to lead a touchdown drive to open the second half. He capped off the drive with a one-yard rushing score on a play action boot. It was his second rushing score in as many weeks. Following an interception, Bortles capped another easy drive with a 10-yard strike to Allen Robinson to tie the game. It was the last successful drive for Jacksonville. After two fumble-filled three-and-outs, Bortles took a sack, overthrew a wide open Allen Hurns down the seam, and saw a good fourth-and-10 throw dropped by Allen Robinson to end the game. It was a bad end, but he showed impressive pocket awareness most of the day and consistently made big plays escaping pressure. Bortles is a quarterback on the rise, and he will be a great play next week against the Saints.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 16-of-30 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns in the Jaguars' 51-16, Week 14 win over the Colts, adding a rushing score.

Bortles and the Jags got off to the sleepiest of starts, but put the pedal to the metal after falling behind 13-3 late in the first half. Bortles found each of Julius Thomas, Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns for scores, with Hurns' being a threaded needle that led to an 80-yard catch and run. Now up to 30 passing scores on the year, Bortles has 11 total touchdowns over his past three starts. He'll be a high-end QB1 against the Falcons in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:47:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 24-of-36 passes for 322 yards and five touchdowns in the Jaguars' 42-39, Week 13 loss to the Titans.

We had a good old-fashioned shootout on our hands after both offenses started slowly on the first three possessions of the game that featured three-and-outs. By throwing his Nos. 23-27 touchdown passes of the year, Bortles set the franchise record for touchdown passes. After the Jaguars struggled mightily in the red zone the previous few weeks, Bortles found Allen Robinson for three touchdowns inside the 10-yard line, and also hooked up with Julius Thomas and Rashad Greene for nine- and two-yard scores, respectively. It was probably the best passing display of Bortles' young career, as he was very efficient, completing two-thirds of his passes. Bortles will be back on the QB1 map next week at home against the Colts.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 30-of-49 passes for 329 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' 31-25, Week 12 loss to the Chargers.

It was a nightmare game for Bortles for the most part, but the end stat line looks good. The Jaguars were horrific in the red zone, settling for a pair of sub-30-yard field goals early after Bortles committed a couple boneheaded penalties, throwing the ball not once, but twice, while well across the line of scrimmage in the red zone on third downs that he likely could have picked up with his legs. He saved his afternoon late with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to Julius Thomas and Allen Robinson. The 21-yard dart to Thomas was a beautiful throw down the seam. The Robinson one was a garbage-time toss from eight yards out. Bortles gets the Titans' pass defense on the road in Week 13. He's a QB1 due to the Jaguars' pass-happy ways in the red zone.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:43:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 21-of-30 passes for 242 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Jacksonville's 19-13, Week 11 win over the Titans.

He also lost a fumble when the referees dubiously failed to call forward progress. It was another shaky game from Bortles following last Sunday's dud, and snapped a streak of five straight multi-touchdown performances. Bortles was still much better than he was in Baltimore, hooking up with Allen Robinson for a few big plays while finding a wide open Julius Thomas for his score. Bortles briefly left the game with dehydration in the second half, but didn't miss any plays. Playing up-and-down football but generally getting his fantasy numbers, Bortles will be a QB1 against the Chargers in Week 12.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 11:42:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed just 22-of-45 passes for 188 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' 22-20, Week 10 over the Ravens.

In a cake matchup against a bottom-three pass defense, this qualified as a dud from Bortles, who'd thrown for at least 270 yards in 5-of-8 games this season. He should have thrown a pick-six that RCB Jimmy Smith dropped, but was also hurt by some dropped passes by his own receivers. Bortles' second touchdown pass, a 15-yard strike to Allen Robinson, was very impressive, as Bortles was on the move to his right and hit Robinson perfectly in stride in the end zone. His first score was an easy five-yard toss to Allen Hurns. Bryan Walters dropped an eight-yard score in between the two. Bortles will be a borderline QB1 on Thursday night against the Titans.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 24-of-40 passes for 381 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed four times for 32 yards in the Jaguars' Week 9 loss to the Jets.

He also lost a fumble. Bortles did a nice job of stepping up in the pocket and making plays with his feet, constantly burning the Jets when they brought pressure. Both of his interceptions went to Marcus Williams, who replaced Antonio Cromartie after he left with a thigh injury. Similar to what Derek Carr did last week, Bortles challenged the Jets by peppering them with quick screens and slant routes across the middle. He recognized Cromartie’s mismatch with Allen Hurns and exploited it. There were times when Bortles held on to the ball too long but all in all, it was a solid effort from the second-year signal caller. He’ll get the Ravens on the road in Week 10.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 13-of-29 passes for 182 yards, two touchdowns and an interception Week 7 against the Bills.

Bortles was on his way to a terrible fantasy day before a furious fourth-quarter comeback from the Bills forced the Jaguars to open up the offense late. After throwing a hilariously bad pick-six to give Buffalo the lead, Bortles capped off an uneven three-minute drive with a beautiful 31-yard connection with Allen Hurns for the winning score. Bortles again struggled with his accuracy and pocket awareness, but he also again put up a reasonable fantasy day. Even in a tough matchup against the Jets following the bye week, Bortles will be worth streaming consideration.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 01:09:00 PM

Blake Bortles completed 30-of-53 passes for 331 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in the Jags' Week 6 loss to the Texans.

He added 37 yards on the ground. Two of Bortles' interceptions targeted Julius Thomas. It looked like Bortles expected Thomas to run an out route on the second pick, but Thomas cut off the route and Andre Hal intercepted the ball in stride for a walk in touchdown. Bortles was once again erratic with his accuracy and made some poor decisions, but he continues to put up fantasy numbers. He will be worth a streaming look at home against the Bills next week.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Sunday's Texans-Jaguars games is expected to be "the windiest game of the day" with gusts exceeding 20 miles per hour.

Once winds start exceeding 15 MPH, it can start to affect passing games and anything where the ball is in the air downfield. Blake Bortles is battling a bit of a sore shoulder, and Brian Hoyer isn't a strong-armed quarterback. The strong wind could be a reason to downgrade DeAndre Hopkins and Allen Robinson a bit.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 11:15:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Brandon Allen
4Max Wittek
RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Chris Ivory
3Denard Robinson
4Jonas Gray
5Corey Grant
GLB1Chris Ivory
2T.J. Yeldon
3RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Denard Robinson
WR11Allen Robinson
2Marqise Lee
3Arrelious Benn
4Tony Washington
5Shaq Evans
WR21Allen Hurns
2Rashad Greene
3Neal Sterling
4Rasheed Bailey
5Rashad Lawrence
WR31Rashad Greene
TE1Julius Thomas
2Marcedes Lewis
3Nic Jacobs
4Ben Koyack
5Braedon Bowman
LT1Kelvin Beachum
2Luke Joeckel
3Rashod Hill
LG1Mackenzy Bernadeau
2Kadeem Edwards
3Tyler Shatley
C1Brandon Linder
2Luke Bowanko
RG1A.J. Cann
2Jeff Linkenbach
3Chris Reed
RT1Jermey Parnell
2Josh Wells
3Patrick Miller
4Pearce Slater
K1Jason Myers