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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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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. Dec 10 - 8:54 PM

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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.
Dec 3 - 4:52 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.
Nov 26 - 7:55 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.
Nov 19 - 5:23 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.
Nov 12 - 5:02 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.
Nov 5 - 4:09 PM

Blake Bortles completed 18-of-26 passes for 330 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Colts.

It was one of the better games of the season for Bortles. His only touchdown was a goal-line fade to Marcedes Lewis, but the Jaguars went run heavy in the second half in a blowout win. With Dede Westbrook close to returning, Bortles could be on the streaming radar coming off a Week 7 bye.
Oct 22 - 4:09 PM

Blake Bortles completed 23-of-35 passes for 241 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Jaguars' 27-17, Week 6 loss to the Rams.

Bortles was worse than the stats would indicate, uncorking more off-target passes than accurate ones. He gave the Jags little chance to win. His interception clanged off Marcedes Lewis' hands after Bortles led him too far. His touchdown was a screen where Chris Ivory did almost all the work. Bortles hasn't been close to good enough to deserve to keep his starting job, but Chad Henne wouldn't really improve the Jaguars' performance under center. The Colts are on tap for Week 7.
Oct 15 - 7:30 PM

Blake Bortles completed 8-of-14 passes for 95 yards and an interception in the Jaguars' Week 5 win over the Steelers.

Bortles was his normal up-and-down self early, hitting Marqise Lee for a long third-down conversion on the second drive and then missing a couple plays later on what should have been another. With the defense scoring two touchdowns of their own and the running game cooking, the Jaguars did not need much from Bortles, however, and he ended up throwing just one pass in the second half. Bortles will remain at best an option in two-quarterback leagues next week against the Rams.
Oct 8 - 5:18 PM

Blake Bortles completed 15-of-25 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown against the Jets in a Week 4 23-20 overtime loss, adding four carries for 38 yards.

Bad Bortles is back and a familiar culprit showed up when it mattered most. No quarterback has had more passes batted down than Bortles since 2014 with Jets defensive lineman Kony Ealy batting down three by himself today. He threw several wobbly passes even with a clean pocket, and resembled the preseason version that had everyone calling for Chad Henne. Bortles will be almost impossible to trust because he may get the hook against the Steelers next week.
Oct 1 - 4:51 PM

Blake Bortles completed 20-of-31 passes for 244 yards and four touchdowns Week 3 against the Ravens in London.

Bortles started out strong, hitting Marqise Lee with a great throw down the right sideline for a 35-yard gain on the opening field-goal drive, and it only got better from there. Bortles looked comfortable against the formerly stingy Ravens defense, creating yards with his legs and consistently hitting the open man. His first touchdown came after a great play-action fake and nice throw to Marcedes Lewis, and the second was a strike in the back of the end zone to Allen Hurns. With the Jaguars in complete control, Bortles was only asked to throw seven times in the second half before being pulled in the fourth quarter, but he put a nice touch pass right on Lewis down the middle of the field for a third score shortly after the break and hit the tight end again on a fade route for his fourth touchdown on the next drive. It was a great performance from the embattled quarterback which should quiet any benching rumors for at least the next week.
Sep 24 - 12:06 PM

Blake Bortles completed 20-of-34 passes for 223 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions while adding 29 yards on four carries Sunday in the Jaguars’ Week 2 loss to the Titans.

He also lost a fumble and was sacked twice for a loss of 12 yards. Bortles endured a dismal first half, completing just 5-of-12 passes for 41 yards before the break. His first pick came on a pass that was tipped at the line of scrimmage while his second came on a play where he missed Marqise Lee on what should have been a simple crossing route. The Jaguars usually do their best to hide Bortles but they had to lean on their passing game after falling way behind in the second half. Bortles salvaged his stat line by leading a pair of garbage-time scoring drives, but it was still a dreadful performance by the former third overall pick. He could be playing for his job against Baltimore next week.
Sep 17 - 5:10 PM

Blake Bortles completed 11-of-21 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 1 win over the Texans.

He rushed three times for 13 yards, didn't take a single sack, and didn't commit a single turnover. The Jaguars would love to play like this every single week; as a team, they threw 21 passes but rushed a whopping 39 times in a lopsided victory. Bortles did lose top receiver Allen Robinson (knee) early on, and his timetable is entirely unknown. Bortles will be a risky QB2 option when the Jaguars host the Titans in Week 2.
Sep 10 - 5:01 PM

Blake Bortles (wrist) is practicing in full for Week 1 against the Texans.

Coming off a brutal summer, Bortles will enter 2017 on the shortest leash of his career. He'll need to show well early on to maintain his distance from Chad Henne.
Sep 6 - 6:29 PM

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said Blake Bortles looks the "best I’ve seen him."

"I’ve seen him build on his last performance," Marrone said. "The footwork is better. It’s relaxed. I’m hoping to see that carry over because he’s actually done quite well." Bortles did look better in the third preseason game, but he was playing against backups in the fourth quarter. The real test will come Week 1 against the Texans.
Source: jaguars.com
Aug 29 - 9:55 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
RB1Leonard Fournette
2Chris Ivory
3T.J. Yeldon
4Corey Grant
GLB1Leonard Fournette
2Chris Ivory
3RB1Leonard Fournette
2T.J. Yeldon
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Marqise Lee
2Dede Westbrook
3Larry Pinkard
WR21Allen Hurns
2Keelan Cole
3Jaydon Mickens
WR31Dede Westbrook
TE1Marcedes Lewis
2Ben Koyack
3James O'Shaughnessy
LT1Cam Robinson
2Josh Wells
LG1Patrick Omameh
2Josh Walker
C1Brandon Linder
2Tyler Shatley
RG1A.J. Cann
2Chris Reed
RT1Jermey Parnell
2William Poehls
K1Josh Lambo