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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:11:40 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles' lower-body mechanics likely will be revised. Bortles' flaw has been over-reliance on his right arm when throwing; he doesn't use his legs enough. A "redshirt year will help," according to Albert Breer.
Fantasy Tip: With Chad Henne in line to take snaps in Week 1 and hold the job for an extended period when healthy, Bortles is a project that will need plenty to go right in order to produce for fantasy players in 2014. He's an attractive dynasty piece, though, because of his athleticism.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:36 -0700
Although the Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff is still high on QB Chad Henne, coach Gus Bradley said QB Blake Bortles could start a preseason game. "It would be late in the preseason if he did, and we'll see how things go," said Bradley. "We're really excited about Chad and what he's going to do so we'll see how it goes with him until that fourth preseason game."
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:46:32 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he will be ready if needed early in the season, even though the team plans on keeping him off the field in 2014. "I think you have to have the mindset that you have to go out and compete every day," Bortles said. "You want to be the guy. In my situation, whenever my number is called I want to be ready to go and execute the offense just like Chad would. That's my goal, to make sure I'm prepared and ready and continuing to get better."
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:40:53 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne is the no-doubt starter, according to beat writer Ryan O'Halloran. O'Halloran predicts rookie QB Blake Bortles could be the starter by Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins. Another possibility is Week 12 after the bye week.
Fantasy Tip: Henne is a weak QB2 but could be a worthwhile matchup play at some point. Bortles has little value in single-season leagues right now.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:05:11 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will receive first-team repetitions in training camp to experience "that type of environment," according to Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley.
Fantasy Tip: QB Chad Henne is expected to be the opening-day starter, and Bortles won't see meaningful game action, if all things go as planned. Avoid the rookie in single-year formats.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:19:52 -0700
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed first-round pick QB Blake Bortles signed a four-year deal worth $20.6 million. The deal is fully guaranteed.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:07:50 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles took a step forward in practice, Friday, June 6, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley praised Bortles' poise, specifically, and he performed well in the practice despite throwing to an injury-depleted receiving corps.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:55:42 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles' timing may have been hurt by attending the NFL Players Association Rookie Premiere, according to head coach Gus Bradley.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:47:44 -0700
According to a report, each of the last five first-round quarterbacks started Week 1 of their rookie campaigns, the longest streak since the AFL-NFL merger. QBs Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater were all first-round draft picks this year. The report also stated that 49 percent of first-round QBs started within their team's first five games.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:26:25 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said QB Blake Bortles bounced back in practice Tuesday, June 3.
Wed, 21 May 2014 05:36:35 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley reiterated that the team wants to give QB Blake Bortles a year to develop behind QB Chad Henne. "We really felt comfortable with (Henne) coming back, with a another year in the system," Bradley said. "And I think it gave us flexibility. Then when Blake was there available for us, we really wanted to capture that opportunity. We do feel good about where Blake's at, but we feel like this time that he has under Chad - a year to develop - will be really good in the end result."
Sat, 17 May 2014 15:08:12 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles had a good second day of minicamp Saturday, May 17. He worked on holding the safety with his eyes and throwing away from him to an open receiver throughout practice. He also showed good pocket movement and rollout ability.
Sat, 17 May 2014 06:40:44 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals liked QB Blake Bortles leading up to the draft, and thought he could become a franchise quarterback. "Well, you know, we liked Blake Bortles a lot," general manager Steve Keim said. "We thought, when you looked at his size, his athleticism, his ability to improvise. He doesn't have quite the arm strength that Ben Roethlisberger had but he has some of the same skill set, naturally with his foot speed and athleticism to get out of the pocket and make plays with his feet, as well as stand tall in the pocket and make some of the throws down the field. And he's a guy, being a junior coming out, he still had some developing to do as well but we think his upside is pretty big."
Fri, 16 May 2014 13:17:50 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles took the large majority of snaps at the team's rookie minicamp Friday, May 16. Bortles took 50 snaps compared to QB Stephen Morris' 15. In 11-on-11 drills, Bortles was 6-of-8 passing.
Tue, 13 May 2014 09:49:29 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has taken over the locker that was used by WR Justin Blackmon.
Fri, 09 May 2014 10:52:11 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said he fell in love with QB Blake Bortles during the 2013 college football season but kept it quiet. "This process started early on," Caldwell said. "The quarterback process went early on in the fall last year and he was a guy that I always felt really strongly about, but I never let my intentions known. I let the process play out, and once our coaches got a hold of all the evaluations of our personnel staff, he became the consensus No. 1, without me influencing anybody. It became very clear to us that he was the guy at the quarterback position that we were going to target."
Fri, 09 May 2014 09:23:11 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said QB Chad Henne will enter the 2014 season as the starting quarterback, with QB Blake Bortles getting a chance to develop without the pressure of having to win games. "It's such an important position in this league and you want to do it right," Caldwell said. "That's what we're about. ... We have to make it work. We can't just throw him out there. We've seen what happens when that happens."
Fantasy Tip: Bortles shouldn't be on anyone's radar at all during draft season, unless you're in a long-term keeper league.
Thu, 08 May 2014 18:23:16 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he would be willing to sit on the bench this upcoming season.
Thu, 08 May 2014 18:22:33 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said the team would have selected QB Blake Bortles even if Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney was still on the board.
Thu, 08 May 2014 17:30:56 -0700
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Central Florida QB Blake Bortles with the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: The Jags throw a bit of a curveball with the big and mobile, but somewhat raw slinger. Jacksonville has said they're comfortable with Chad Henne starting, so maybe Bortles will sit this season. But if he wins the gig, Bortles will only be a low-end backup based on his upside. He seems like a decent fit if OC Jedd Fisch can get something going.
Thu, 08 May 2014 17:10:27 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have Central Florida QB Blake Bortles as the top rated quarterback on their draft board, according to sources. An earlier report indicated Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel was the top quarterback on the board.
Thu, 08 May 2014 16:23:53 -0700
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles would not be surprised if the Cleveland Browns selected him with the fourth overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, because he feels he made a great connection with the team during the pre-draft process, according to sources close to Bortles.
Thu, 08 May 2014 14:49:17 -0700
The Denver Broncos will not trade up in the first round of the NFL Draft to select Central Florida QB Blake Bortles, according to team sources. The Broncos are high on QB Brock Osweiler, who they selected in the second round in 2012, and they also have QB Zac Dysert on roster.
Wed, 07 May 2014 17:57:14 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals might work the phones in an attempt to move up in the 2014 NFL Draft if UCF QB Blake Bortles were to slide past the Minnesota Vikings at No. 8 overall.
Wed, 07 May 2014 17:55:23 -0700
UCF QB Blake Bortles might be a dark horse pick for the No. 4 overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.
Wed, 07 May 2014 14:15:09 -0700
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles would love to get drafted by the Houston Texans. "Being drafted by the Texans is definitely a goal of mine," Bortles said. "I'd love to come to Houston. It's a great situation if you're a quarterback. It's a perfect spot because they have everything set up around the quarterback."
Sun, 04 May 2014 13:48:21 -0700
The Oakland Raiders aren't considering drafting Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel or Central Florida QB Blake Bortles with the No. 5 pick overall in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:42:54 -0700
The Houston Texans could consider selecting Central Florida QB Blake Bortles if they move down in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:59:39 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings are not scheduled to work out Central Florida QB Blake Bortles. The team has seen enough of Bortles when they attended his pro day. The team also met privately with Bortles during that trip.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:27:03 -0700
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles is scheduled to visit the Cleveland Browns Monday April 21, and Tuesday, April 22.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:53:22 -0700
The Oakland Raiders are meeting with Central Florida QB Blake Bortles Monday, April 14.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:36:34 -0700
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles scored a 28 on the Wonderlic test at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:02:22 -0700
The Jacksonville Jaguars will visit with Central Florida QB Blake Bortles Thursday, April 10.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:09:54 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans are scheduled to meet with Central Florida QB Blake Bortles Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:41:19 -0700
The Houston Texans are scheduled to bring in Central Florida QB Blake Bortles for another visit.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:53:18 -0700
The Cleveland Browns are conducting a private workout with Central Florida QB Blake Bortles Wednesday, April 2.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:44:53 -0700
The New England Patriots met with Central Florida QB Blake Bortles last week.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:52:49 -0700
The Cleveland Browns will conduct a private workout with Central Florida QB Blake Bortles before the 2014 NFL Draft. General manager Ray Farmer, head coach Mike Pettine, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains will attend the workout.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:54:28 -0700
Houston Texans QB Bill O'Brien said he does not see a lot of difference when he evaluates Central Florida QB Blake Bortles, Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel. O'Brien said there are 10 to 12 good quarterbacks he will need to evaluate from this draft class.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:18:18 -0700
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said Central Florida QB Blake Bortles looked good during his Pro Day Wednesday, March 19, and did not see any red flags during the workout. Mayock said Bortles did well with his short, intermediate and long throws and did showed really good arm strength, but it was not elite. Bortles said he believes he did well during the workout.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:17:22 -0700
The Houston Texans remain in play to select all three of the top quarterbacks in this year's draft with the No. 1 overall selection. The top quarterbacks include Central Florida QB Blake Bortles, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel and Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:08:39 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings met with Central Florida QB Blake Bortles Tuesday, March 18.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:50:26 -0700
The Houston Texans plan to meet with Central Florida QB Blake Bortles after his pro day Wednesday, March 19.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:56:26 -0700
The Oakland Raiders are meeting with Central Florida QB Blake Bortles Tuesday, March 18. The team will also attend his pro day Wednesday, March 19.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:34:32 -0800
The Houston Texans are seriously considering Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater, Central Florida QB Blake Bortles and Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel as options for the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:16:37 -0800
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles said he will meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the days following his Pro Day March 19.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:04:36 -0800
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles said he will meet with the Houston Texans in the days following his Pro Day March 19.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:59:27 -0800
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles is often being compared to Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck by NFL personnel people as the NFL Draft approaches. Bortles measured 6-foot-5 1/2, 232 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine, and Luck measured 6-foot-4, 234 pounds.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:13:52 -0800
Houston Texans insider John McClain said he would be shocked if the Houston Texans do not select a quarterback with the first pick in the NFL Draft, despite most mock drafts have them pegged to take South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney. Central Florida QB Blake Bortles appears to be the front runner.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:34:48 -0800
Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater, Central Florida QB Blake Bortles and Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel have been invited to attend the 2014 NFL Draft.