As the Jaguars head into the playoffs behind one of the NFL’s best defenses, their quarterback is treated sometimes as an afterthought and other times as a laughingstock. But there’s one area where Blake Bortles deserves more credit: His abilities as a runner. In fact, although Bortles has struggled with inaccuracy and interceptions throughout his career, he is one of the most effective running quarterbacks in NFL history. Bortles has 222 carries for 1,401 yards in his four-year career, an average of 6.31 yards per carry. That’s the best career average in the league among active players with at least 200 carries, and it’s the fourth-best career average in NFL history, behind only Michael Vick, 1970s Bears quarterback Bobby Douglass, and Randall Cunningham.
Blake Bortles’ abilities as a runner often overlooked
Pro Football Talk | Dec 27