Jacksonville Jaguars
Position
QB
 
Jersey
5
Name  Blake Bortles
Born  12/16/1991
Height  6-5
Weight  232
College  UCF
9/13/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Jaguars coach Gus Bradley told Florida Times Union he sees "positive signs" from rookie quarterback Blake Bortles in practice.
Insight: Bortles has impressed Bradley with his footwork and ability to make throws despite only practicing with the scout team. Jacksonville plans to keep Chad Henne the starter, but he really struggled in the second half against Philadelphia. Bortles is likely a few weeks away from taking over under center.
 
8/28/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles finished the preseason strong, completing 4-of-6 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons on Thursday.
Insight: Bortles threw a 57-yard bomb to fellow rookie Marqise Lee. The quarterback finished the preseason 32-of-51 for 521 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. It's looking more and more likely that Bortles will become the starting quarterback at some point this season. If you can be patient and sacrifice a spot on your bench for him, he could provide some late season value.
 
8/15/2014 2:34:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall selection, had another solid outing against the Bears Thursday night, going 11-for-17 for 160 yards.
Insight: Bortles has been good enough that the team will give him one quarter with the starters next week, according to coach Gus Bradley. The rookie is locked into the backup role, at least at the start of the season. Check back after they start the season against Philadelphia, Washington, Indianapolis and San Diego. He's certain worth drafting in the late rounds.
 
8/9/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall selection, had a solid debut against Tampa Bay, completing 7-of-11 passes for 117 yards.
Insight: Bortles is locked into the backup role, at least at the start of the season. Check back after they start the season against Philadelphia, Washington, Indianapolis and San Diego. If they are 0-4 strategies could quickly change.
 
8/7/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall selection, has taken no snaps with the starters, according to beat writer Ryan O'Halloran.
Insight: Of the three first-round quarterback selections, he seems to be the least likely to win a starting job in 2014 as it appears the team is willing to let him watch and learn from the sidelines. Check back after they start the season against Philadelphia, Washington, Indianapolis and San Diego. If they are 0-4 strategies could quickly change.
 
5/22/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall selection, could end up sitting for a majority or all of the upcoming season.
Insight: Adam Schefter is reporting that the Jaguars want Chad Henne to play all 16 games this season and have Bortles watch the action from the sidelines. The team may be afraid of repeating what happened with Blaine Gabbert in 2011, who started 14 games in his rookie season and never developed.
 
5/9/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Despite picking Blake Bortles No. 3 overall at Thursday night's NFL Draft, the Jaguars are expected to start Chad Henne Week 1 against Philadelphia. SOURCE: Florida Times Union
Insight: Even if that happens, Henne will probably be on a short leash. Bortles, like most young quarterbacks, is a bit raw but that doesn't mean he won't be thrown into the fire early. Whether Bortles will be able to make meaningful fantasy contributions right away is a different story.
 
5/8/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: The Jaguars got their man, but it wasn't Johnny Manziel. Instead, Jacksonville took Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles with the third pick in Thursday's NFL Draft.
Insight: Our own John McMullen had Bortles going seventh to Tampa Bay so it's a mild surprise he went this early. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder threw for 25 TD, 9 INT and 3,581 yards last year en route to UCF's first-ever BCS appearance.