Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 236 lbsAge: 26College: UCFDrafted: #3 (1st Rd. by Jacksonville)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
Draft Rank (ECR) #153
Best / Worst #117 / #177


Blake Bortles extended through 2020

The Florida Times-Union is reporting that the Jacksonville Jaguars have awarded QB Blake Bortles with a contract extension through 2020.

Fantasy Impact

While there were reports suggesting that the Jaguars were exploring alternate options at QB this offseason, the team put an end to those rumors Saturday night, awarding Bortles with a two-year contract extension, locking him up until the 2020 season. Coming off of an outstanding 2017 season in which he finished as the QB13 from a fantasy perspective while leading the Jaguars to a 10-6 record and a trip to the AFC Championship game, Bortles has high-expectations to exceed in the upcoming campaign.

Blake Bortles on his way out of Jacksonville?

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio is reporting that in regards to the quarterback position, the Jacksonville Jaguars "currently are exploring their options, actively."

Fantasy Impact

Many may not be surprised that the Jaguars are exploring other options at QB. And considering Blake Bortles' past, it's fully warranted. However, aside from his rookie year, Bortles has always been a productive fantasy QB. In fact, in his four-year career, he's finished as the QB24, QB4, QB9, and QB13 sequentially since 2014. As his fantasy numbers regressed, he's slowly become a better game-managing quarterback and in 2017, Bortles put it all together, leading the team to a 10-6 record along with a trip to the AFC Championship -- he did it without his top wideout, Allen Robinson to boot. On his future, the Jaguars are on the hook for Bortles' fifth-year team option number of $19 million, which becomes fully-guaranteed on the March 14 first day of the new league year. But Bortles underwent a wrist surgery shortly following their playoff elimination by the Patriots in late-January. As a result, if Bortles can't pass a physical before March 14, the team can't release him until his $19 million becomes fully guaranteed. If I had to guess, I'd say that Bortles will be the starting QB for the Jaguars in 2018.

Blake Bortles undergoes surgery

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (wrist) underwent a wrist surgery on Friday.

Fantasy Impact

Per Schefter, Borltes underwent a surgery to repair an injury to his right wrist which kept him lingering on the injury report for the duration of the 2017 season. And while the Jaguars and Borltes put off the surgery last offseason, they "knew it was needed now." While Bortles is under contract with the Jaguars until 2019 -- he is entering his walk year -- they team has yet to comment on his status as the team's starting quarterback for 2018. The Jacksonville quarterback situation could be one that is a mainstay throughout the offseason.

Blake Bortles and Jaguars come up short versus Patriots

Blake Bortle completed 23 of 36 passes for 293 yards and one touchdown in the Jaguars' 24-20 loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Bortles played a solid game but came up short as the Jaguars squandered a 20-10 second-half lead against New England. Where Bortles plays next season will be a situation to monitor for fantasy owners.

Justin Mackey8 weeks ago
Blake Bortles leads Jacksonville to upset win over Steelers

Blake Bortles completed 14 of 26 passes for 214 yards and one touchdown in the Jaguars' 45-42 playoff win over the Steelers Sunday. He added five carries for 35 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Bortles played a turnover-free game in the Jacksonville win. The Jaguars travel to New England for the AFC Championship game.

Justin Mackey9 weeks ago