Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms, the three-days-per-week cohost of PFT Live, made a stir recently by ranking Jaguars signal-caller Blake Bortles as the 70th best quarterback in the league. His teammate, Malik Jackson, puts Bortles slightly higher. Jackson, based on recent play, puts Bortles in the top five. While Bortles is definitely closer to five than 70, he’s not currently one of the best five in the game. But he doesn’t need to be. The defense is great, the running game is potent, and the corps of receivers is young and talented. That said, Bortles has been great in three straight games since a loss to Arizona in which he connected on only 19 of 33 passes for 160 yards.
Malik Jackson puts Blake Bortles in the top five of all quarterbacks
Pro Football Talk | Dec 22