Posted: 3/08/2019 5:03 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is expected to released before March 17 when he is due a $1 million roster bonus, in the opinion of a team beat writer.
Huddle Up: Blake Bortles had his QB1 fantasy moments over the last few seasons in J'ville, but he's likely headed for a stint of backup duty in a new locale.
Posted: 3/08/2019 4:03 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will remain with the team for now, a source said Friday, March 8, but that could change next week if the Jaguars land a free-agent quarterback.
Huddle Up: It looks as if Bortles avoided the Jags' roster purge Friday, but his days in J'ville -- and fantasy relevancy for the time being -- are down to a precious few.
Posted: 1/03/2019 12:01 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles believes he'll be elsewhere in 2019, saying, 'I don't think I'll be back next year. Being honest, I envision I'll be somewhere else next year.' It's also possible the Jaguars may delay cutting him until 2020, when his dead cap hit would be just $5 million instead of $16.5 million this offseason.
Huddle Up: Despite coming up just one game short of the Super Bowl only a year ago, Bortles couldn't survive this season as the starting quarterback, losing the job to backup Cody Kessler due to inconsistency. The former No. 3 overall draft pick seems more likely to leave town and compete for a starting job elsewhere.
Posted: 12/30/2018 9:12 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles 15-for-28 for 107 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception against the Houston Texans in Week 17. He also rushed for 15 yards on four carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Bortles likely will not return to the Jaguars next season and will have trouble finding another starting job. He should be avoided in all fantasy leagues next season even if he starts for a team.
Posted: 12/30/2018 4:12 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is starting in Week 17 on Sunday, Dec. 30, in what's likely his last game with the team.
Huddle Up: Bortles has topped 20 fantasy points in only two of his last six starts and even with with the inactives and uncertainty of Week 17, Bortles is nothing more than a two-QB or deep-league QB flyer.
Posted: 12/26/2018 4:12 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will start the season finale against the Houston Texans in Week 17.
Huddle Up: There are more fruitful propositions than playing Bortles against the Texans. He's two-QB league fodder only.
Posted: 12/24/2018 12:12 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles replaced QB Cody Kessler during a 17-7 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 16 because his mobility was better suited to handle Miami's pass rush, according to head coach Doug Marrone. He completed five of his six passes for 39 yards and rushed four times for 25 yards.
Huddle Up: It remains to be seen if Bortles or Kessler will start the finale, but regardless of who is under center, they can be ignored by fantasy owners.
Posted: 12/08/2018 5:12 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is expected to be released following the season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Surprise level: Zero. While Bortles wasn't the only problem in J-Ville this season, he wasn't part of the solution, either. Still, you can expect someone to take a chance on Bortles, who doesn't turn 27 until April.
Posted: 11/26/2018 6:11 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has been benched in favor of Cody Kessler, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Huddle Up: It's been apparent for some time the Jaguars have next to no confidence in Bortles, so it probably didn't help his cause that he threw two interceptions against the Buffalo Bills. It's hard to say if Kessler will end up being an upgrade, but Jacksonville owes it to itself to find out if he can be a serviceable backup option at the very least in 2019.
Posted: 11/25/2018 11:11 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed 12-of-23 passes for 127 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills. He also rushed for 39 yards.
Huddle Up: After a 300-yard game in Week 10, Bortles has struggled with just 231 total passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Head coach Doug Marrone stuck by him last week as his starter, but fantasy owners should get away with him immediately.