The Jacksonville Jaguars and Blake Bortles are finalizing a contract extension, based on Ian Rapoport. Adam Schefter reviews the deal runs by way of 2020 and is for $fifty four million, $26 million of that assured.
The Jaguars have been arguably a untimely whistle from making the Tremendous Bowl so it’s not solely shocking to see them sticking with the quarterback who led them to the brink. Then again, the sign-caller in query is, properly, Bortles, who just isn’t the seventieth greatest QB in the league, however shouldn’t be in the highest 20 both.
Bortles had one of the best season of his 4-yr profession, but solely managed a fifty five.5 QBR. His flaws are self-evident however he did reduce down on his turnovers and was far simpler resulting from his offensive line’s means to maintain him upright.
The Jaguars’ menacing protection and energy run recreation determine to be in place for an additional few years. It’s conceivable Bortles might cause them to the promised land with adept — and we remorse to make use of the phrase — recreation managing. Nonetheless, his ceiling appears clear and never solely heavenly at this level. Jacksonville is taking a flier that the satan they know is best than one unknown, even when it’s an improve.
Must be a enjoyable experiment to observe play out.