Blake Bortles RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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 "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

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