Blake Bortles RUMORS & NEWS

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

    CBS Sports "According to general manager David Caldwell, the Jaguars have not yet decided whether to exercise the fifth-year option of Bortles' contract, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports. The third overall pick in 2014, Bortles has largely disappointed through his first three seasons, as..." April 21

  • Doug Marrone says Jaguars have to rebuild Blake Bortles from the beginning

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Doug Marrone last stood before the Jaguars’ players on Jan. 1 in Indianapolis, when a miserable 3-13 season ended with him splitting two games as interim coach. It seemed unlikely Marrone would get another chance to address the team in that capacity considering the wide net owner Shad Khan was..." April 16

  • Blake Bortles says he's making progress with decision-making

    ESPN "Quarterback Blake Bortles has been diligently working to fix the mechanical flaws that affected his performance in 2016. For nearly two months he's been out in California at the training program 3DQB being tutored by throwing coaches, including Adam Dedeaux. As for the mental mistakes that have..." March 24

  • Blake Bortles has worked on quicker release, other tweaks

    ESPN "Blake Bortles has spent the past two months working on his mechanics with his throwing coaches at 3DQB in California, not worrying about whether the Jacksonville Jaguars want him around in 2018. That doesn't mean Bortles is ignoring the fact that the 2017 season is make-or-break for him in..." March 19

  • Jaguars' Khan: 'We're counting on' Bortles to bounce back in 2017

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Jaguars owner Shad Khan is scheduled to be available to the media during Wednesday’s “State of the Franchise” event. Before then, it’s time to clean out the notebook from his interview with the Times-Union last month at the Super Bowl. *Khan on quarterback Blake Bortles bouncing back in 2017:..." March 05

  • Jaguars taking time on Blake Bortles' fifth-year option

    NFL.com "The Jaguars are not bailing on quarterback Blake Bortles. Over the last two days here in Indianapolis, their decision-makers have made that extremely clear. But that does not mean they'll trip over themselves to sign Bortles to his fifth-year option. The team has until May to make that call..." March 02

  • Doug Marrone affirms that Blake Bortles is Jaguars’ quarterback

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Bortles is the quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars, at least according to his coach. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone affirmed his commitment to Bortles on Wednesday, telling reporters that as far as he’s concerned, there is no other option at quarterback. Bortles took a step back in..." March 01

  • Tom Coughlin tiptoes around commitment to Blake Bortles

    Pro Football Talk "For the most part, the Friday Tom Coughlin process was quintessential Tom Coughlin. Direct. Candid but guarded, and candid about being guarded. On one of the first questions, however, Coughlin was asked a direct question and evaded it. Asked whether he is committed to Blake Bortles as the..." February 24

  • GM says Jaguars can win Super Bowl with Blake Bortles

    The Sports Daily "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..." January 26

  • Tom Coughlin commits to Blake Bortles as Jaguars QB

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Bortles had a season to forget in 2016, but the new man in charge of the Jacksonville Jaguars insists the quarterback’s job is safe heading into 2017. At his press conference on Thursday, new Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin committed to Bortles as the..." January 12

  • Jaguars’ commitment to Blake Bortles hindering coaching search

    Larry Brown Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars appear completely committed to moving forward with Blake Bortles as their quarterback, and that is apparently a problem for some of their coaching candidates. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, at least two candidates for the Jaguars’ job have privately worried..." January 07

  • Jaguars' Blake Bortles: Hard to 'look guys in the eye' this season

    ESPN "Mondays were the hardest. Especially in November and early December. The days after he threw interceptions that were returned for touchdowns for the ninth, 10th and 11th times in his career. That's when Blake Bortles had to muster up the courage to walk into the Jacksonville Jaguars..." January 05

  • Bortles says he played season with 2 shoulder separations, wrist tendonitis

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Bortles had a really rough season on the field, and it sounds like it wasn’t easy physically either. The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback said Monday that he dealt with wrist tendinitis as well as two shoulder separations over the course of the year." January 02

  • Dilfer: Bortles NFL's 'worst QB,' Jacksonville a 'terrible city' for NFL

    CBS Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars have a head-coach opening this offseason and there are many attractive things about the gig that should bring in quality candidates: a lot of young defensive talent, no state income tax, and plenty others. The biggest issue is whether or not the next coach wants to deal..." December 29

  • Bortles says he feels responsible for Bradley's firing

    ESPN "Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles said he and the rest of his teammates blew it when it came to keeping Gus Bradley around. They had a coach they liked and a culture they loved. They didn't do enough to keep either. "We've talked about it and we were given an opportunity to play..." December 21

  • Interim Jaguars coach Doug Marrone sticking with QB Blake Bortles

    Jacksonville Times-Union "There will be changes to the Jaguars over the final two weeks of the season as interim coach Doug Marrone tinkers with what works best for him. A new starting quarterback won’t be among them. Marrone said Monday he would listen to the team’s coordinators for input along with his own..." December 20

  • Blake Bortles hopes change in offseason training plan can fix mechanics

    ESPN "Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles already has begun planning his offseason, and it includes a longer trip out West. Bortles said he will spend more time at 3DQB in California this offseason than he did last year, and he’s hoping that will help him fix the mechanical and footwork..." December 16

  • Blake Bortles offers absurd response to throwing multiple pick-sixes

    Fox Sports "Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars have seen better days. Bortles has 15 interceptions on the year — right in line with his career rate of throwing a pick on three percent of his dropbacks —and two of those INTs have been returned for touchdowns in the past three weeks. When asked about..." December 14

  • Blake Bortles: Jaguars are heading in ‘right direction,’ can still go 8-8

    Larry Brown Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars seem destined to finish with five or less wins this season for the sixth consecutive year, but Blake Bortles is more focused on trying to snap a losing streak than worrying about how high his team is going to draft in April. In fact, Bortles does not think the Jaguars are..." November 23

  • Blake Bortles appears to have a shoulder injury

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles suffered an apparent shoulder injury in the first half against the Lions. The right-handed Bortles went down hard on his right shoulder early in the first half and immediately appeared to be hurt, but he stayed in the game and didn’t miss a play." November 20

  • Jaguars QB Blake Bortles bringing in his own passing coach this week to help mechanics

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is going back to the drawing board this week to hone his mechanics. The third-year veteran is bringing in his own personal passing coach, Adam Dedeaux, in from California to help his fix his struggles. Bortles said during a Monday meeting with reporters at..." November 01