Blake Bortles RUMORS & NEWS

  • Marcedes Lewis: We’re going as far as Blake Bortles takes us

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis says the locker room is confident in quarterback Blake Bortles — perhaps more confident than Bortles is in himself. Lewis said on PFT Live that Bortles has the ability to be the Jaguars’ franchise quarterback, but the team needs him to understand what he has to..." September 27

  • Blake Bortles begins another chance to lead Jaguars

    Jacksonville Times-Union "While at practice or inside the meeting room, during game-plan review sessions or driving to the Jaguars’ facility, quarterback Blake Bortles must think about some positive moments from his first three NFL seasons. His first win, over Cleveland in 2014. The late touchdown throw to beat Buffalo..." September 10

  • Doug Marrone: Blake Bortles looks ‘best I’ve seen him’ since benching

    Larry Brown Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars revealed over the weekend that Blake Bortles will be their starting quarterback for Week 1, and head coach Doug Marrone says that has a lot to do with the improvement Bortles has shown in practice. Since he was officially named the starter on Saturday, Bortles has..." August 29

  • Jaguars continue to send mixed signals about Blake Bortles

    Pro Football Talk "Over the past nine days, Blake Bortles has become Michael Scott, and the Jaguars are Jan. The team that made Bortles the third overall pick in the 2014 draft has recently developed a bizarre ambivalence toward him. An ugly underthrow in a nationally-televised game against the Buccaneers,..." August 26

  • Jaguars name Blake Bortles starting QB

    Bleacher Report "The Jacksonville Jaguars are sticking with Blake Bortles—for now. Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone announced Saturday that Bortles will start over Chad Henne for Jacksonville's Week 1 showdown with the Houston Texans. Mark Long of the Associated Press first reported the decision. Bortles..." August 26

  • Bortles: 'I don't know if it can get any worse' than being benched

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was demoted on the depth chart this week, coming off the bench in Thursday night’s preseason game for the first time since he was a rookie. He wasn’t happy about that. “I don’t know if it can get any worse than that,” Bortles said Thursday night. “As a..." August 25

  • Jaguars deny telling coaching candidates they’d have to keep Blake Bortles

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars threw their lot in with Blake Bortles when they drafted him third overall in 2014. They further committed to him this year when they picked up his $19 million option for 2018. But were they so committed to Bortles this offseason that they told their head-coaching candidates that..." August 24

  • Blake Bortles’s Biggest Problem May No Longer Be His Mechanics

    SI "Charlie Taaffe had a first-hand view of Blake Bortles’s rise to stardom. He also has been paying close attention in the years since, as it’s all crumbled. Taaffe was the offensive coordinator at UCF during Bortles’s three seasons there (2011–13), which culminated in the best year ever for the..." August 24

  • Jaguars are stuck with Bortles’ salary, no matter what

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars are one of the only teams that willingly removes offset language from the guaranteed salaries in draft-pick contracts. They probably should reconsider that approach. At a time when some have suggested that the Jaguars will trade quarterback Blake Bortles (that’s not happening), the..." August 24

  • Jaguars pick Chad Henne to start important Week 3 preseason game over Blake Bortles

    CBS Sports "Sometimes there are storylines in the NFL that are just too hard to believe. For instance, the Jaguars felt comfortable rolling into the 2017 season with just Blake Bortles and Chad Henne on the roster. The assumption they would be fine at quarterback is coming back to bite them thanks to Bortles'..." August 24

  • Jaguars reverting to dark ages at QB with Blake Bortles, Chad Henne

    Sporting News "Swarms of locusts. Plagues of frogs. Darkness for three days. Doug Marrone can only hope the sign he is looking for to decide Jacksonville's quarterback competition becomes that obvious. Unlike the Pharaoh when Moses demanded he free the Israelites in the Old Testament, the Jaguars coach..." August 22

  • Henne, Bortles split snaps evenly on Sunday

    Yardbarker "It sounds like the Jacksonville Jaguars could be about to take Blake Bortles’s starting job away from him. One anonymous Jaguars player told Ryan O’Halloran of that Sunday’s practice reps were split “dead even” between Bortles and backup quarterback Chad Henne. This comes on..." August 21

  • Blake Bortles staying away from social media, news to stay focused

    Yardbarker "Blake Bortles might not be the starting quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars for much longer after two lackluster preseason performances. After Bortles put up a stinker of a show in the team’s second preseason game Thursday night, head coach Doug Marrone made it clear the position is wide..." August 20

  • Blake Bortles tuning out criticism as he tries to keep his job

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Since his poor performance on Thursday night against Tampa Bay, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has gone about his business avoiding sports talk radio, cable sports shows or reading newspapers. Bortles has isolated himself, trying to escape hearing non-stop talk in Jacksonville that he..." August 19

  • Blake Bortles is somehow regressing before our very eyes

    Sportsnaut "Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles appeared to be on the verge of superstardom before the 2016 season, but it’s been all downhill ever since. A kid who threw 35 touchdowns in 2015, Bortles entered last offseason with some extra fire to get even better. He worked with renowned..." August 18

  • Jaguars coach sounds ready to bench Blake Bortles after ugly outing against Bucs

    CBS Sports "Blake Bortles was so bad against the Buccaneers on Thursday that he might have actually just played himself out of a starting job in Jacksonville. Following the Jags' ugly 12-8 home loss to Tampa Bay, coach Doug Marrone made it clear that Bortles was no longer a lock to be the team's starter..." August 18

  • Jaguars' Ramsey likes post suggesting club should replace Bortles

    Total Pro Sports "Blake Bortles is having an absolute nightmare of a year and the season is still weeks away from actually beginning. The Jacksonville Jaguars QB threw five ill-advised interceptions during one practice in July that seemingly sent left tackle Branden Albert into retirement the very next day. That..." August 17

  • Bortles insists arm is 'fine' despite increased reps, continued miscues

    ESPN "Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles says he doesn’t have an issue with his throwing arm even though coach Doug Marrone decided to rest him over the weekend because Bortles’ arm “looked tired.” “My arm is fine,” Bortles said Tuesday after the Jaguars' second joint practice with Tampa..." August 16

  • Allen Robinson shows frustration with Blake Bortles

    Sportsnaut "Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson is one year removed from putting up 1,400 yards and a league-leading 14 touchdowns. It was then that the Penn State product seemingly found a good relationship with young quarterback Blake Bortles. Then, last year happened. Robinson put up just..." August 15

  • Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (22 of 23) bounces back after Saturday’s poor practice

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Needing a response after throwing five interceptions in Saturday night’s practice, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles delivered one Monday morning. Bortles played 35 snaps of 11-on-11 practice and 22-of-23 passing, not including four clock-the-stop throws into the turf. “I thought he bounced..." August 01

  • Jags Already Talking About Scaling Back The Playbook After Blake Bortles Throws 5 Interceptions In Practice

    The Big Lead "The upcoming NFL season will be the fourth for Blake Bortles, who the Jaguars took third in 2014 NFL Draft. It is a time when NFL players are firmly establishing themselves as the players they will most likely be for the rest of their careers. Which brings us to the news that Bortles threw five..." July 30

  • Jaguars' Bortles throws 5 interceptions in camp practice

    Bleacher Report "Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone told reporters he was "concerned" after quarterback Blake Bortles tossed five interceptions at a training camp practice Saturday. "I think any time someone doesn't perform to what you want to do you're concerned about it," Marrone said, per..." July 30

  • Blake Bortles committed to changing ‘sick and tired’ feeling

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Soon after the Jaguars complete mandatory mini-camp Thursday, quarterback Blake Bortles will return to the Los Angeles area and work with personal instructors Tom House and Adam Dedeaux. Bortles’ goal is clear. “Guys are sick and tired of being below average and not being successful when we..." June 15

  • Blake Bortles going back for “more dialed-in” training before camp

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Soon after the Jaguars complete mandatory mini-camp Thursday, quarterback Blake Bortles will return to the Los Angeles area and work with personal instructors Tom House and Adam Dedeaux. Bortles’ goal is clear. “Guys are sick and tired of being below average and not being successful when we..." June 14

  • Coughlin: Blake Bortles has improved throwing motion "Blake Bortles' throwing motion in 2016 looked like something out of an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics reel. The elongated motion added to the quarterback's struggles with turnovers. The 25-year-old spent the offseason working with quarterback guru Adam Dedeaux to help improve his mechanics...." June 06

  • Blake Bortles discovers 'if you don't turn the ball over, you'll win football games'

    First Coast News "Jaguars football executive Tom Coughlin has been a guiding force both on and off the field this offseason. He was influential when it came filling out the coaching staff. He has also been a source of knowledge for players and coaches on the practice field. Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles..." May 25

  • Marrone: 'No doubt' Bortles' throwing motion has improved

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." May 13

  • Going all in on Blake Bortles proves the Jaguars still don’t get it

    Sportsnaut "“I think Leonard is going to be a great asset to our team. We think he’s a special player, but we also think he’s a special person.” Those words were spoken by Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell after the team selected running back Leonard Fournette fourth overall in the 2017..." May 02

  • Did Jaguars make a mistake by picking up Bortles option?

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars waited nearly as long as they could to decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on quarterback Blake Bortles‘ contract. Some would say they made a mistake. That argument arises from the fact that Jacksonville has now planted a $19.05 million flag in the ground for 2018, which..." May 01

  • Blake Bortles' 5th-Year Contract Option Picked Up by Jaguars

    Bleacher Report "Despite seeing Blake Bortles take a major step back in 2016, the Jacksonville Jaguars exercised their fifth-year contract option on their inconsistent quarterback Monday. Bortles, 25, will make the average of the NFL's 10 highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 under terms of the option. The contract..." May 01