The curious case of Blake Bortles...
Blake was trending up his first 2 years in the league, the Jags were starting to feel confident that they found their guy for the future, but last season's 23-16 TD-INT ratio destroyed a lot of good-will Blake was building up. The Jags chose to give him one more shot, but everyone from the guys in the Jags building, to the fans, knew, this was a prove it year for Blake. Yet, even after aiding the Jags to a 10 win season, people are still left scratching their heads about the long-term viability of Blake Bortles as a franchise QB.
Keep in mind, if the Jaguars decide to move off of Blake before the 2018 league year (in March) officially begins, they owe him nothing, and it's a completely clean break for the team. There are going to be several solid QB's hitting the open market (Cousins, Keenum, Bradford, Tyrod, possibly Eli and Alex Smith as well) and a variety of intriguing QB's coming out of college also. Blake might not have the leverage an average QB in the NFL normally would with a plush 2018-QB market. So, what does this all mean?
It means, he needs to perform well in the playoffs to prove his worth.
But exactly how well does he need to perform? You be the judge...
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