Blake Bortles RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jaguars want to accelerate Blake Bortles’ development

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars coaching staff is working the Senior Bowl, but their latest losing season wasn’t a total loss. They saw some good steps forward from quarterback Blake Bortles in his second NFL season. Bortles threw for 4,428 yards and 35 touchdowns while forming a strong partnership with wide..." January 26

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    Michael DiRocco @ESPNdirocco

    Blake Bortles has a non-displaced fracture of the thumb on his non-throwing hand, Caldwell says.

  • Blake Bortles and his 30 TDs aren't losing sleep over advanced-stats slight

    CBS Sports "After a tough rookie season, Blake Bortles has been a pleasant surprise for the Jaguars in 2015. He's completing slightly fewer passes (57.5 percent vs. 58.9 percent in '14) but he's thrown 30 touchdowns through 13 games against just 11 interceptions. A year ago, he finished with 11 TDs and 17..." December 15

  • Blake Bortles passes David Garrard with 24th TD pass of '15

    ESPN "Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles needed only 12 games to become the franchise record-holder for most touchdown passes in a single season. Bortles' 1-yard TD pass to Allen Robinson with 4:52 to play in the third quarter against the Tennessee Titans was his 24th of the season, one..." December 06

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    Aaron Wilson @AaronWilson_NFL

    Blake Bortles is probable for Jaguars, Bernard Pierce ruled out with concussion, T.J. Yeldon questionable (groin)

  • Surgeon: Blake Bortles won't make shoulder worse by playing

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Orthopedic surgeon Brian Schulz said there is an ideal scenario for Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles to protect his injured throwing shoulder: Don’t get hit. “The more he can stay up-right and avoid contact, the more likely he can stay in the game,” said Schulz, who works at the Kerlan-Jobe..." October 13

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    John Oehser @JohnOehser

    QB Blake Bortles has a Grade 1 AC joint (shoulder) sprain. Status to be updated later in week. #Jaguars

  • Blake Bortles suffers Grade 1 AC joint sprain in shoulder

    NFL.com "Blake Bortles suffered a Grade 1 AC joint sprain in his shoulder during the Jacksonville Jaguars' 38-31 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the team announced. The quarterback played through the injury. It was not immediately noted when the injury occurred or whether it was to his..." October 12

  • Jaguars' Blake Bortles compares critical fans to kindergartners

    CBS Sports "During the Jaguars' season opener on Sunday, Blake Bortles completed just 22 of 40 passes for 183 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. In case you're wondering, Bortles averaged 4.6 yards per attempt. Yikes. Afterward, even Jaguars coach Gus Bradley criticized his offense for being too..." September 16

  • Jaguars don't want Blake Bortles to avoid risks

    ESPN "The Jacksonville Jaguars don’t want Blake Bortles to be a safe quarterback. They don’t want him throwing 20 or more interceptions, but they do want Bortles to take some chances. Be smart about it, but gamble a little bit. "You’re seeing him do that," Bradley said. "He’ll make some mistakes,..." August 05

  • Jaguars have fresh outlook now that QB Blake Bortles has fresh arm

    USA Today "The easygoing personality is still there. So are all four of Blake Bortles' limbs, including his throwing arm, which is usually a good sign. For all the focus on fixing the deteriorating mechanics that plagued the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback, who threw 17 interceptions and took 55 sacks in..." July 02

  • Jaguars have fresh outlook now that QB Blake Bortles has fresh arm

    USA Today "The easygoing personality is still there. So are all four of Blake Bortles' limbs, including his throwing arm, which is usually a good sign. For all the focus on fixing the deteriorating mechanics that plagued the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback, who threw 17 interceptions and took 55 sacks in..." July 02

  • Blake Bortles wants to be a $100 million QB

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Blake Bortles, starting his second season with the Jaguars, has noticed some of the big contracts that young quarterbacks have signed recently. Carolina’s Cam Newton signed a five-year, $103.8 million extension last week, which translates into more than $20 million a year. And Ryan Tannehill..." June 10

  • Bortles displays improved fundamentals at OTAs

    Fox Sports Florida "The debut of what the Jacksonville Jaguars hope will be a new and improved Blake Bortles went off with a minimum of hitches Tuesday as their three-week organized team activities got underway. After a rookie season in which the No. 3 pick in the NFL draft threw 17 interceptions and often..." May 26

  • Bortles: Arm 'deteriorated' from overuse as a rookie

    NFL.com "Blake Bortles experienced his fair share of growing pains during his rookie season. The Jaguars quarterback admitted Tuesday that his arm was far from 100 percent as the weeks wore on. "My arm kind of deteriorated during the season," Bortles said at the start of Jacksonville's voluntary..." April 23

  • Leaner Blake Bortles ready to consume new offensive additions, system

    Fox Sports Florida "Blake Bortles arrived at the Jacksonville Jaguars' first day of voluntary workouts lighter and leaner, ready to start preparing to work with a new offensive coordinator and a new high-profile receiving target. But after a rookie season in which he threw 17 interceptions and was sacked 55 times..." April 21

  • Blake Bortles "definitely pumped" to work with Greg Olson

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles said today he’s “excited” to work with new offensive coordinator Greg Olson, met him in-person during the interview process and talked to him on the phone Monday. Bortles was working Super Bowl Radio Row today in conjunction with Microsoft. He first met Olson..." January 28

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    Paul Kuharsky @PaulKuharskyNFL

    .@gregcosell on @Midday180: Bortles got into some bad habits. #Jaguars probably need to start over with him with basics.

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    Ryan O'Halloran @ryanohalloran

    Miller questionable Bortles expected to start

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    Ryan O'Halloran @ryanohalloran

    Bortles right mid-foot sprain. Will be listed as questionable.

  • Blake Bortles, Model Girlfriend Lindsey Duke Reportedly Call It Quits

    NESN "Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is having a rough rookie season, and it’s not limited to his on-field struggles. The first-round draft pick apparently broke up with Lindsey Duke, his model girlfriend who gained notoriety after the 2014 NFL draft. Nothing has been confirmed, but..." November 21

  • Pettine: Browns wouldn't have drafted Bortles at No. 4

    NFL.com "Brian Hoyer is making his case for a new long-term contract with the Browns even after Cleveland used a first-round draft pick last May on Johnny Manziel. In another universe, would Hoyer have wound up battling Blake Bortles for the job, had the Jaguars passed on the rookie quarterback at No...." October 16

  • Blake Bortles aims to cut down on interceptions

    Florida Times Union "Don’t tell Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles that mistakes are normal for a rookie. “I don’t really believe in rookie mistakes. There are mistakes and there’s not mistakes. It’s kind of irrelevant when you make mistakes how old you are. People make the same mistakes, whether it’s your first year..." October 11

  • Preseason 'could be' the last you'll see of Blake Bortles in 2014

    Big Cat Country "The Jacksonville Jaguars plan for quarterback Blake Bortles has been in place since before the team drafted him with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. General manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley laid out a plan that would not require whatever quarterback they picked to..." August 28

  • The future may be next year for Jaguars rookie QB Blake Bortles if everything goes as planned

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Get a good look at Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles during Thursday night’s preseason finale against Atlanta at EverBank Field. If Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley fully execute their plan, it will be the last time Bortles plays in a game until 2015. The..." August 27

  • Bortles sees difference in speed playing against first-team defense in practice

    Florida Times Union "It might have been only three plays, but Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles noticed the difference playing against the first-team defense Monday. “It was a little faster – that’s why the ones are the ones,” Bortles said. “But it was a good opportunity to get out there, get that exposure, see it..." August 20

  • Blake Bortles signs contract with Jags worth $20,654,796 Wednesday morning

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has signed his rookie contract ahead of the team’s second mini-camp practice. The Jaguars posted a picture of Bortles signing the paperwork shortly before 8 a.m. The four-year deal is worth $20,654,796 and includes a signing bonus of $13,341,672 and a salary..." June 18

  • Keim admits Cardinals liked Bortles

    Pro Football Talk "Before the draft, the Cardinals tried hard to conceal their interest in adding a quarterback. “Why?” coach Bruce Arians said in January regarding the possibility of using a draft pick on a signal-caller. After the Cardinals took quarterback Logan Thomas in round four, Arians said, “I lie..." May 17

  • Jaguars select UCF quarterback Blake Bortles with third-overall pick

    Big Cat Country "With the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars have picked University of Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles. Picking a quarterback is a surprise to most, but it's a move that makes a ton of sense if you consider where the Jaguars would be picking in the second..." May 09

  • Blake Bortles: First thing I'll buy with NFL draft money is brother's college education

    Orlando Sentinel "Don't tell UCF quarterback Blake Bortles that a college education isn't valuable. It's so valuable, in fact, that Bortles says that the first big-ticket item he will buy after signing an NFL contract is not a fancy car or a big house but his little brother's college education. The UCF..." May 08

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    @mikefreemanNFL Bortles is the top QB on the #Cowboys board.

  • Ben Roethlisberger would choose Blake Bortles over Johnny Manziel

    CBS Sports "Since nobody seems to know which about-to-be-drafted quarterback will go where and to whom, we might as well listen to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to get his thoughts on the matter. Roethlisberger's take: he likes Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles, but if he wanted a long-term..." May 07

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    darren rovell @darrenrovell

    Nike has signed quarterbacks Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, Derek Carr & Teddy Bridgewater.

  • Draft buzz: Manziel to No. 3 Jacksonville; Bortles to No. 4 Cleveland

    Denver Post "One NFL source close to the draftable quarterback situation said the buzz is Johnny Manziel going to Jacksonville with the Jaguars’ No. 3 overall pick. And the Cleveland Browns taking Blake Bortles at No. 4. This scenario makes sense. The Jaguars are paying $4.5 million to veteran Chad Henne..." May 07

  • Minnesota Vikings: Blake Bortles would be a good fit, college coach says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Early this year, before the NFL draft process began, Central Florida coach George O'Leary talked to his star quarterback about the Vikings. O'Leary figured Minnesota would be a great place for Blake Bortles because of star running back Adrian Peterson and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner,..." May 06

  • The Jaguars should draft ... Blake Bortles

    ESPN "Remember all that stuff we talked about Thursday regarding Johnny Manziel? The ability to make plays outside the pocket, to improvise, to extend plays? That all applies to Blake Bortles, too. But there's one additional thing that he has that Manziel doesn't. Size. There are no concerns..." May 04

  • NFL announces 30 players will attend the draft

    Pro Football Talk "More players than ever before will attend this year’s NFL draft. The league announced today that 30 prospects have confirmed they will attend, the most ever. That includes four quarterbacks — Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and..." April 23

  • Is Blake Bortles the Next Ben Roethlisberger?

    Bleacher Report "As the draft gradually approaches and the Houston Texans get closer to being officially on the clock, they face many questions with the No. 1 selection. In deciding whether to draft a quarterback, the Texans have to ask themselves: Is Blake Bortles the next Ben Roethlisberger? Before you skip..." April 22

  • Oakland Raiders have QB prospect Blake Bortles in for visit

    Contra Costa Times "The Raiders' interest in quarterback prospects for this year's NFL draft conitinues, as evidenced by their meeting with Central Florida's Blake Bortles on Monday. Bortles is regarded by many as the top quarterback in next month's draft. The Raiders have the No. 5 pick, which means Bortles might..." April 15

  • Bortles receives high praise from ESPN draft experts

    Houston Chronicle "Two of ESPN’s draft experts, Ron Jaworski and Todd McShay, were among those singing the praises of quarterback Blake Bortles after his pro day on the Central Florida campus. “I was really impressed,” said Jaworski, a former NFL quarterback. “On a scale of 1 to 10 today, I’d say a 10. He was..." March 20

  • Bortles impresses Texans brass, NFL pundits at his pro day

    Houston Chronicle "Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles impressed a contingent of NFL people, including Texans coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Rick Smith, at his pro day inside the Nicholson Fieldhouse. Bortles (6-5, 232 at the combine) made every throw during a workout that lasted about 30..." March 19

  • NFL teams are asking Blake Bortles awkward questions about his girlfriend

    USA Today "Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles is one of the top prospects in the upcoming NFL draft. The 2014 Fiesta Bowl MVP is pegged to go anywhere from No. 1 overall to late in the first round, meaning his combine performance and interviews will go a long way in determining his draft fate. So what..." February 27

  • Jets meet with Central Florida QB Bortles

    New York Post "Competition for Geno Smith? According to ESPN New York, the Orlando Sentinel reported Monday the Jets met with Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Jets, who own the 18th pick in the draft, were one of eight teams to interview the 6-foot-4..." February 25

  • Blake Bortles states his case to be No. 1 pick

    CBS Sports "Blake Bortles has been No. 1 in my mock draft for a few months now, but we still have a long way to go before finding out if he ends up No. 1 on draft weekend in May. On Friday at the NFL combine, he made his case at the podium. “I believe I can compete with any guy here,” Bortles said when..." February 22

  • Texans coach Bill O'Brien eager to see more of Blake Bortles at NFL combine

    Orlando Sentinel "Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he looks forward to seeing more of former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles during the NFL Scouting Combine. O'Brien addressed the obvious — his many connections to Bortles — during his press conference at the combine Friday. O'Brien was coaching at Penn State..." February 21

  • Texans coach Bill O'Brien eager to see more of Blake Bortles at NFL combine

    Orlando Sentinel "Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he looks forward to seeing more of former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles during the NFL Scouting Combine. O'Brien addressed the obvious — his many connections to Bortles — during his press conference at the combine Friday. O'Brien was coaching at Penn State..." February 21

  • Former UCF QB Blake Bortles will throw at NFL Scouting Combine

    Orlando Sentinel "Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend in Indianapolis. Bortles posted on Twitter, “Dreamt [sic] about combine since I was a kid! Fired up to compete in all aspects of it, especially throwing!” He confirmed in a text message to the Orlando..." February 19

  • Former UCF QB Blake Bortles will throw at NFL Scouting Combine

    Orlando Sentinel "Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend in Indianapolis. Bortles posted on Twitter, “Dreamt [sic] about combine since I was a kid! Fired up to compete in all aspects of it, especially throwing!” He confirmed in a text message to the Orlando..." February 19

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Central Florida QB Blake Bortles says that he will throw at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

  • College coach not ready to declare Blake Bortles a franchise QB

    Pro Football Talk "Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles name comes up in discussions of the top passers in this year’s draft, but his college coach isn’t ready to declare him a franchise quarterback just yet. George O’Leary told Sports Radio 610 in Houston that description should be more rare. “I think a..." February 13

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