Blake Bortles admits he needs to avoid ‘stupid’ turnovers

The Jacksonville Jaguars recently came under a bit of fire for picking up the fifth-year option on quarterback Blake Bortles.Bortles hasn’t panned out exactly how the Jaguars had hoped and most seemed to figure new team president Tom Coughlin would want to pursue a quarterback of his own.Instead, the Jaguars have thrown support behind Bortles, who admits he needs to clean up his...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bortles embracing awful 2016 campaign, ready to bounce back

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles managed only three wins in 2016. It was a particularly terrible season for the quarterback, who significantly regressed after setting career-highs in passing yards and touchdowns the previous year.Bortles has taken a lot of heat as a result. Even though it’s been brutal, the 25 year-old quarterback is not giving up and is embracing...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Marrone: Blake Bortles’ throwing has ‘improved’

If the Jacksonville Jaguars are serious about being a contender, it starts with an improved performance from quarterback Blake Bortles.To that end, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has been keeping a close eye on Bortles during practice — and has optimistically reported positive results so far. It will be impossible to know for sure if Bortles really has taken a step forward until we...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars defend picking up option on Blake Bortles

The Jacksonville Jaguars find themselves on the defensive after ignoring quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft and picking up the fifth-year option on Blake Bortles.In some ways, criticism makes sense. Why pick up a big option on a quarterback who completed 58.9 percent of his passes last year with 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, complemented by miserable pocket awareness and wonky...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars pick up Blake Bortles’ fifth-year option

The Jacksonville Jaguars appear to be content with Blake Bortles as their quarterback — at least for another year or so.After they chose not to draft a QB with any of their seven picks over the weekend, the Jaguars announced on Monday that they have exercised the fifth-year option on Bortles’ rookie deal. Despite a previous report insisting the Jaguars would not pick up the option...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars looking to draft replacement for Bortles?

The Jacksonville Jaguars have yet to exercise the fifth-year option on Blake Bortles’ contract, and they may not make a decision about it until they determine if they can draft the quarterback’s replacement later this month.Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi, who now works for The Ringer, was asked on his podcast this week if he believes the Jaguars are still deciding whether...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Jaguars GM: No decision made on Blake Bortles’ contract option

The Jacksonville Jaguars are really taking their time in deciding whether to commit to struggling young quarterback Blake Bortles beyond the 2017 season.Facing a May deadline to pick up the fifth-year option on his contract, the Jaguars themselves appear to be undecided on what to do. At the very least, that’s the sentiment from general manager David Caldwell. Bortles, a first...
Via Sportsnaut
April 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Doug Marrone: Jaguars starting over with Bortles

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been frequently perplexed by the issues Blake Bortles had had, and coach Doug Marrone believes there’s only one solution.Marrone said the Jaguars are essentially rebuilding Bortles from the ground up in the hopes that it will bring improvements.“We have to go back and build [Bortles’] foundation from the beginning,” Marrone said, via Ryan O...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Jaguars GM says team can with Super Bowl with Blake Bortles

Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell, presumably with a straight face, said that the Jaguars can win a Super Bowl with Blake Bortles.“I think we can win a lot of games with Blake; I think we can win a Super Bowl with Blake,” Caldwell told the team website.Bortles is 11-34 in his three-year career. His 16 interceptions this season were a career low, and only three of them came...
Via The Sports Daily
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Bortles says he played with two shoulder separations in 2016

Whether it’s his excuse for the poor play we saw from him this season or something else, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles decided to inform the media on Monday that he played through two shoulder separations and tendonitis in his wrist throughout the 2016 season. Jaguars QB Blake Bortles told @ESPNdirocco that he played this season with two shoulder separatoins...
Via Sportsnaut
January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

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