Jaguars sign Blake Bortles to three-yr, $fifty four million extension

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Blake Bortles (Getty Pictures)

The Jaguars are signing quarterback Blake Bortles to an extension, the staff introduced Saturday.

“Blake’s progress and improvement final season was a key to the success we had as a workforce,” Jaguars Government Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin stated, by way of the workforce’s web site. “Blake has confirmed, with toughness and dependability, that he could be the chief this group wants going ahead. Together with this contract come excessive expectations that he’ll proceed to enhance and assist our group accomplish its final objective.”

After a season during which the Jaguars made it to the AFC Championship Recreation, Jacksonville had to decide as to whether or not the workforce would proceed with Bortles going ahead, or go together with another person. It seems they selected the previous.

In accordance to ESPN, the deal is for 3 years and $fifty four million. It should embrace $26.5 million assured and could be value as a lot as $sixty six.5 million with incentives. The group has not confirmed that quantity.

Bortles is coming off of a season by which he threw for three,627 yards, 27 touchdowns and he had a profession-low thirteen interceptions. He signed a 4-yr, $20.6 million rookie contract out of school.

Jacksonville had picked up Bortles’ fifth-yr choice value $19 million in 2017, which might have been the 25-yr-previous’s wage in 2018 had they not come to an settlement on a deal.